Welcome to the Justice System of the Sovereign Nation of the Tejas Indians
To contact the SNTI Court Clerk click here
All courts that are in session will remain open including the Circuit Courts and any cases specifically dealing with
the Tejas. The Court of Discovery will place cases for the Sovereign Court to hear. Thus, the Tribal Courts take cases on such basis of Judicial review.
Please note: The SNTI / HCF will be doing some major
house keeping, due to the major disasters which have struck within the Tejas Nation: Katrina, Rita, Wilma, the
fires and floods in Texas and in
other areas. You must register your cases with the central offices here, or with in the Summer
Councils offices in Houston and those cases will be eventually assigned. This process will
move slower than usual, so please be patient.
You will find many helpful items and
up dates - postings of tribal
codes, and laws on line. Public notices and other legal aspects, postings will be by dates and place of action to
be taken and what Tribal court that will be handling it. At this time the policies for all of our web pages are being
developed and will be placed throughout our site upon their completion.
Our legal system, for the purposes of this web site, is to assist those with information and to assist those persons
seeking such justice through Tribal court. Thus jurisdiction of the Court, is out lined and such comity of court
enforced by USC 25 and upheld by The USSC Cherokee Nation V Georgia.
The Tribal Nations Jurisdiction:
Will be defined within the Tribal Nations Constitution, and the Constitution of the United States
inclusive of any and all Tribal own and controlled lands, any disputed lands, and the Traditional Lands of the
Tribal nation and
those inclusive of the 254 counties of the State of Texas and all counties in which other lands are held through
out the upper 24 States and the parishes of the State of Louisiana, inclusive of other States or Provinces where
our citizens and members dwell.
However such policies and laws will remain in affect, and as thus inclusive of criminal and civil laws, such
remedies as Fines, Liens, Levies and or any Judgments with in the Tribal Nation against parties, or such laws
protecting Tribal citizens and Members of the Tribal Nation and their property have not been, nor shall be
suspended with in the Tribal Nation inclusive of that of ICWA.
Until our lawyers have completed the details for these pages, they will remain under construction. We sincerely
ask for your patience in this matter. Certain items will come online when available.
Filing Cases with the Tribal Court:
For Cases to be filed and or to be considered to be heard
under US title code 25, through a claim with the Tribal Court System of Tejas Indians, please mail your request
along with a self-addressed
stamped envelope with correct postage and return address to the address below. Please make sure
you have the proper and current
postage as the rates change from time to time. The clerk of record will stamp and submit your case to the court
investigator and you will be
contacted. You must include contact information. You will be assigned a case # and it is advised that you retain
If you are a member of a law firm, an attorney or that of another court system, you must identify yourself as such
and identify the state you hold a license.
If you are to be a litigant, we suggest that you retain a qualified attorney to contact our court. Thus, if you wish to
file a case pro-say, you must request an application to do so, and state so in your initial letter to the Tribal Court.
If you wish to represent yourself within the tribal court system of Tejas, you must still make application to the
Court for Tribal Bar for a special permit.
If you have been served with legal papers involving a hearing, or recieved a notice from the
Tribal Court, or have found notices posted here, you will need to respond in writing no later
than 14 days from the date postmarked on said correspondence or after receipt of notice to:
Attn: Clerk of Record
Sovereign Nation of the Tejas Indians
Judicial Branch / GCOC-SNTI/ Hasinai Confederacy
C/o George Kelley and Assoc. Gen Council
14000 Schiller Rd - Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77082