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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Appellate Court Judge – Community Member and Elder Positions

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is seeking tribal members for the community and elder member positions on their appellate court in its Tribal Court System. Judges at the appellate court level hear appeals as prescribed by Chapter 82 of the Tribal Code. The successful candidates will be one of five appellate judges. Additional candidates may be appointed as reserve judges.

Pursuant to Tribal Code Chapter 82.134(2)(d), the successful candidate(s) will be based on:
1. Integrity and moral courage
2. Legal ability and experience
3. Intelligence and wisdom
4. Culturally oriented
5. Deliberate and fair minded in reaching decisions
6. Industrious and prompt in performing his or her duties as a judge
7. Personal habits and outside activities compatible with judicial office
8. Courteous and considerate on the bench

Applicants shall have the highest moral and ethical character; and significant experience and knowledge of the Tribe and its history and culture.

Application deadline is: May 13, 2021.

Applications can be found at www.saulttribe.com, under government/tribal court tab, downloads section, or by contacting the court below.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and completed application to:
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court
Attn: Traci Swan
2175 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Telephone: 906‑635‑7747
Or by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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