Date Court Established: 2002
The overall purpose of ICSC is to provide members of participating tribes with a culturally sensitive judicial forum in which to present and resolve disputes. The ICSC is an intertribal court system that works on a "circuit type" basis, where tribal judges travel from one reservation to the next presiding over cases based on specific tribes' laws, ordinances, customs, and history. The ICSC is an "independent judiciary." Its purpose is to preserve the integrity, autonomy and sovereignty, of the Native American communities it serves in a culturally sensitive and traditionally aware environment.
Court Cases: Civil
The court’s jurisdiction depends on the member tribe’s government codes, laws and rules and to what extent that government has granted jurisdiction to the court.
Court Administrator: Rachel Geisler
Court Address: 49002 Golsh Road, Rincon Indian Reservation, Valley Center, California 92082
The Court also holds hearings on Tribal Reservation Lands. The Judge will travel a “circuit”, usually once a month, to these member Nations Reservations.
Court Website: http://www.sciljc.org/