Isleta Tribal Law

The Isleta Tribal Council is not consistent about notifying the community of any new laws, policies or procedures that it enacts. Further, you cannot rely on the Isleta Tribal Courts, the Isleta Appellate Courts or the Governor’s office to have the most current version of any laws, policies or procedures. The Isleta Tribal Council is also often unaware of its own laws etc.

Since our government does not have any standard system in place to give the community FAIR NOTICE of newly enacted laws, policies or procedures; you MIGHT have the right to challenge the enforcement of those laws against you or your family. The Council’s failure to give you fair notice MAY constitute a violation of due process and equal protection under the Isleta Tribal Constitution and the Indian Civil Rights Act. You should confer with an attorney for legal advice on such questions.

Meanwhile, the next time you see your favorite Council Member, Governor, Lt. Governor, Tribal Court Judge or Justice ask them to make the Tribe’s laws public by posting them on the Pueblo’s website and making them available at the Isleta Library. Also, ask them to publish a notice in the Isleta Tribal Newsletter to notify the community of any newly enacted laws, policies and procedures including any amendments to those laws. This will allow you and your family to have fair notice of new laws. 

Indeed, the Council’s laws should not take effect unless they publish notice of those laws in the Tribal Newsletter.  This would help protect you and your family.  This would also give us true “accountability” from our officials.  You can make a difference by simply asking your favorite tribal official to publish the laws.

Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Constitution

Resolution Requesting Election to Amend Isleta Constitution, TCR-2009-021

Isleta Law & Order Code, (Revised) TCR #2008-192

Jurisdiction of Tribal Courts TCR #01-02

Isleta Children’s Code TCR #2008-123

Charter Isleta Business Corp. (IBC) Adopted 12-30-10 – Note: According to former Council Members, the Isleta Tribal Council gave the IBC $8 million dollars as an “investment.”  On page 2 of the Charter, the amount was redacted by unknown officials of the Pueblo.

Ordinance Establishing . . .Isleta Appellate Court TCR #2011-049

Ethics Code TCR #2010-127

Amending the Pueblo of Isleta Ethics Code TCR #2012-055

Tribal Judges Ordinance TCR #2010-123

Gaming License Review Procedures TCR #2001-104

Jury Trial Rules & Procedures TCR #2001-134

Isleta Rules of Criminal Procedure TCR #2002-156

Isleta Rules of Appellate Court Procedure 1-24-02

Collection of Child Support & Enforcement of Judgments TCR #2000-00111 – Note: The Council amended this Resolution with TCR # 2011-069, which you will find below.

Amending 2000-00111, TCR #2011-069 – Note: This TCR amends the Resolution on the “Collection of Child Support and Enforcement of Judgments” TCR #2000-00111.  At this time, I do not know whether the Council submitted the amendment to the Secretary of Interior as required by the Isleta Tribal Constitution.

Office of the Tribal Prosecutor TCR #2001-136

Office of the Tribal Advocate TCR #2002-153

Possessory Interest Tax 86-55

Employee Grievance Review Procedures TCR #2001-132

Amendments to Employee Grievance Review Procedures TCR #2010-061

Labor & Employment Relations Ord. TCR #2010-096

Isleta Liquor Ordinance TCR #97-045

Disbursement Policies For Tribal Expenditures TCR #2000-07

Protection of Tribal Cigarette Market on Pueblo of Isleta TCR – #2009-022

Prohibiting The Sale . . . [of] Non-Compliant Tobacco Products on Isleta Pueblo TCR  #2009-110

Adopting Cigarette Tax & Permit Requirements TCR #2009-166 – Note: This Resolution was amended by TCR # 2011-040, which you will find below.

Adopting Cigarette Tax & Permit Requirements TCR  #2011-040 Note: This TCR amended TCR #2009-166.