Office of the Prosecutor’s Mission Statement
We will protect the rights, safety and security of the People by enforcing the Tribal law in accordance with the Constitution of the Tribe.
The Prosecutor’s office is responsible for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the Tribe as well as Tribal conservation laws and regulations. The Prosecutor also reviews and grants requests for Tribal search warrants, issues misdemeanor warrants and complaints and reviews all police incident reports presented by Public Safety.
It is our policy to intervene in all state court matters involving a child who is a member or is eligible for membership in the Tribe. In juvenile delinquency matters the Prosecutor will monitor state court proceedings and/or facilitate the transfer of the matter to Tribal Court. In cases of neglect and/or abuse, the Prosecutor who also acts as the Tribe’s Presenting Officer will ensure that all of the special protection that tribal children and the Tribe are due under the terms of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 is being met. For more information on the Indian Child Welfare Act, click here or contact this office.
3031 Domres Road
Manistee, MI 49660
Fax Number (231) 398-3387
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.