Oglala Sioux Tribe
Judicary Programs Page
Chair - John Mousseau
Vice - Anthony Wounded Head, Sr.
Sonia Little Hawk-Weston
Stanley Little White Man
Lydia Bear Killer
Rick Grey Grass
Garfield Little Dog
Coordinator: Paul Forney
Secretary: Ellen Rodriguez
Meeting Date: Wednesday’s @ 10:00 a.m.
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Chief Judge - Lisa Adams
Associate Judges - Criminal, Civil and Juvenile
Ray Ann Red Owl
Valaria Apple, Director
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Courts are vested with the judicial powers of the Oglala Sioux Tribe pursuant to Article V of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is established to function as the judicial branch of the Tribal Government for the maintenance of Law and Order and the administration of fair and impartial justice on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Valaria Apple is the director for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court office, there are 14 merit positions within the Court office with many of them with years of experience in serving the people.
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Court provides justice to the member's to the enrolled members of the Tribe. Some goals of the program is to establish a positive working relationship with the Oglala Sioux Tribe's legislative and executive branches based upon mutual respect and recognition and to form a separate judicial branch of tribal government pursuant to constitutional provision.
Rosalie Janis, Director
Rosalie Janis is the Director for the VAIC, her staff also include Lahoma Trueblood Advocate, Corrinne Lawrence Elderly Advocate, Virginia Davis Asst./Advocate and Deirdre Winters Secretary. They have offices located in Pine Ridge and Kyle, SD.
This program provides direct services to victims of crimes, utilizing volunteers, promotes coordinated public or private efforts to aid victims within the communities. They also coordinates with all relevant law enforcement agencies including the appropriate office of the crime victims are served. The victims served are victims of assault, child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, elderly abuse, homicide and other crimes against persons. The OST Criminal Code is adhered to for the crime victims and they program is direct service for victims of violent crimes.