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Resource Directory: Hannahville Indian Community

Tribal Office Address:

Hannahville Indian Community, N14911 Hannahville B-1 Rd, Wilson, MI 49896, 906-723-2696, FAX: 906-466-7377

Tribal Organization:

  • IRA government formed June 27, 1936 pursuant to 48 Stat. 981
  • Constitution enacted July 23, 1936
  • Number of Council members — 12
  • Tribal Council term of office — 3 years
  • Number of Tribal members — 989

Judicial Organization:

The Tribal Court judge is appointed by the Tribal Council for a three-year term. The Appellate Court consists of five members selected from the Tribal Council who are not related to any of the parties.

Current Personnel:

  • Associate Judges: Anne B. McNamara; Russell W. Hall
  • Court Clerk: Janice Halverson
  • Tribal Prosecutor: Robert LeMire
  • Tribal Defender: Michael Manning
  • Magistrate/Admnr.: Audrey Gamez
  • Dep. Magistrate: Henry Williams Sr.
  • Probation Officer/Truancy Officer: Kelly Arnold
  • Tribal Youth Worker: Dyan Engel

Territorial Jurisdiction:

The Tribal Court exercises jurisdiction within the reservation boundaries of the Hannahville Indian Community, which encompasses 5,832 acres in Delta and Menominee counties, MI.

Requirements for Practicing Before Tribal Court:

Currently, any person may practice before the Tribal Court upon request.

Court Facilities:

Court is located in the Administration Bldg. A law library containing Michigan, tribal, and federal volumes is housed in the courtroom.

Intergovernmental Agreements:

Tribal government has enacted court rules granting recognition to foreign judgments.