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Article IV Judiciary

Article IV of our Constitution establishes the judiciary, it's authority and jurisdiction. Section 2 extends the judicial authority to all cases arising under our Constitution, Laws, Ordinances, Regulations, Customs, and Traditions of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, exercising it's inherent powers as a sovereign nation. Judicial authority extends to all lands within the territorial boundaries of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe including all territories now held or hereafter acquired.


Our court system consists of a Court of General Jurisdiction and an Appellate Court. The Court of General Jurisdiction is overseen by our Chief Justice, who with the assistance of an Associate Justice hear cases that may arise according to the provisions of Article IV of our Constitution. Our Appellate Court hears and reviews the appeals from legal cases that have been heard by the Court of General Jurisdiction.


Appellate Justices
Court Staff

Contact our Courts

FSST Judicial Courts

1314 S. Veterans Street

Flandreau SD 57028

Phone: (605) 997-3593 / (605) 633-6787

Fax: (605) 997-2951


Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.