The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada announced the formal establishment of its Tribal Court consistent with its Constitution and with the Tribe’s sovereignty.
The investiture of the judges, prosecuting attorney, court clerk and bailiff were conducted on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Tribe’s facility.
Consisting of four Bands: Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band Colony, South Fork Reservation and the Wells Band Colony, the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shosone Indians is a federally recognized tribe with its own Constitution amended in 1982 and the Corporate Charter established in 1938.
“We are pleased to announce our new Te-Moak Tribal Court to provide foresight, legal expertise and guidance that align with our Tribal Council initiatives to better serve the tribe, as a whole,” says Joseph Holley, Te-Moak Tribe Chairman.
The newly appointed Te-Moak Tribal Court persons include:
- Tribal Court Judge: Ramon Acosta
- Appellate Judge: Sam Biers
- Prosecuting Attorney: Anne Laughlin
- Court Clerk: Elisa Dave
- Bailiff/Court Officer: Tildon Smart
The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians is a federally recognized Tribe with its own Constitution amended in 1982 and Corporate Charter approved in 1938. The Te-Moak Tribal Council exercises overall jurisdiction over its Bands, (Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band Colony, South Fork Reservation and the Wells Band Colony) and all tribal lands; Bands exercise limited authority over local matters.
About Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone:
The Te-Moak Tribal Council has total jurisdiction over all tribal lands, though the colonies retain sovereignty over all other affairs. Several bands joined together to form the Te-Moak Tribe and formed a tribal council in 1938. For more information, visit the headquarters at 525 Sunset St., Elko, NV 89801 or visit the website at temoaktribe.com or call 775.738.9251.