Tribal judiciary moving to CN Complex in February
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation’s judicial branch in February will move from the Cherokee National Capitol Building downtown to its new location on the second floor of the W.W. Keeler Complex.
Court officials said the court’s last docket in the Capitol Building will be Feb. 16, and the move is expected to be complete by Feb. 26.
“Although it is with some sadness that we leave this beloved building to relocate the court, it is exciting to know that the Capitol Building will be returned to its much needed pristine condition and preserved for the education and enjoyment of all tribal members and visitors to the building,” Kendall Bird, CN Supreme Court clerk, said.
Modern-day court dockets have been held in the Capitol Building for the past 27 years after the Tribal Council re-established the District Court in November 1990. With the growth of the court system over the years, it became necessary for them to find an alternate location, officials said.
The first scheduled court docket in the new location is set for March 2.