Tribal Court

In accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government Tribal Court oversees child custody issues (including State intervention), appeals & petitions. The Court is comprised of five (5) elected judges and a clerk.

ICWA personnel also provide case management for children in Tribal custody as well as overseeing Tribal foster homes and Tribal adoptions.

ICWA Social Worker – Vacant

Tribal Court Clerk – Sandra Shepherd

Seat A: Tribal Court JudgeArlene Peter                           Term 2020 – 2023
Seat B: Tribal Court JudgeVacant                                       Term 2020 – 2022
Seat C: Tribal Court Judge – Andrea Peter                          Term 2020 – 2022
Seat D: Tribal Court Judge – Janis Carroll                          Term 2020 – 2022


Phone: 907.662.3625 or 907.662.5105

State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services
ICWA related links from the State of Alaska OCS