Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Judges of the Pawnee Nation District Court have opted to postpone any cases not deemed emergent.
All non-emergent cases set for Judge Harrison’s Docket on April 24, 2020, is postponed to June 26, 2020, at 1:30 pm.
Judge Gore’s Docket scheduled for May 1, 2020, Docket is postponed to July 10, 2020.
If your case has been deemed emergent, your court case will be heard via teleconferencing by using the Zoom application.
You will get notified by either phone, mail, or email if your case has been deemed emergent.
If you are not able to use the Zoom application and need to utilize the court for that service, please call us at 918-762-3621 Extension 141 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make those services available to you during your case time and sanitize between parties as needed.
The Constitution and By-Laws of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma provide for the establishment of a Law and Order and Judicial System to "protect peace, safety, health and welfare of the members of the Pawnee Tribe."
The Pawnee Nation District Court implements court services for the judicial needs and administration of justice regarding criminal, civil, and juvenile matters; for members of the Pawnee Nation and other individuals that are subject to the jurisdiction of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. The Pawnee Nation District Court presides over these matters rendering final orders or judgments.
The District Court
Chief Judge: Shelly L. Harrison
Assoc. Judge: Matthew Gore
Prosecutor: Shandi Campbell
Public Defender: Jon Carter
The Pawnee Nation Supreme Court hears appeals resulting from all final orders or judgments that have been issued by the District Court.
The Supreme Court Justices meet once a year to review, hear and render decisions of appeals; and to oversee operations of the District Court. Each Supreme Court Justice serves an eight (8) year term.
photo: Assoc. Judge: Matthew Gore (Left), and Chief Judge of the District Court: Shelly L. Harrison (Right)
Supreme Court Justices
Chief Justice: Gregory Smith
Justice: Chad Harsha
Justice: Mark EchoHawk
Justice: Kyle Haskins
Justice: John Chapman Young
Supreme Court Justices from left to right:
Justice, Kyle Haskins; Justice, Mark EchoHawk; Chief Justice, Gregory Smith; Justice, Chad Harsha; and Justice, John Chapman Young.
The Pawnee Nation District Court is located at
700 Agency Road, Building #33
Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058
For more information, please contact Freida G. Pratt,
Court Clerk, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
Court Clerk, Freida G. Pratt
Pawnee Nation District Court
Office: (918) 762-3621 Ext. 141
Fax: (918) 762-3230
Pawnee Nation District Court
P. O. Box 28
Pawnee, OK 74058
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma has an agreement with the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Tribal Child Support Enforcement program to provide child support services to all Pawnee Nation members. The Tribal Child Support Enforcement program can assist members with all facets of child support. Whether it be establishing paternity through DNA testing, or establishing a child support order through the Pawnee Tribal Court, and then enforcing that child support order, they are ready to help. Tribal Child Support staff attend all court hearings, be it civil or child support, and are ready to assist Pawnee members with their child support matters, or to just answer your questions about tribal child support. An application for services can be obtained at the Pawnee Tribal Court, or by calling the Tribal Child Support Enforcement offices at 1-888-540-1501.