The Chowanoke Indian Nation is proud to announce the formation of its own Tribal Court System. As a nation of people, it is important that we have the capacity to resolve internal disputes.
With the help of Judge John Fletcher Freeman, we are well on our way to completing that initiative.
Our tribal members will be able to bring their concerns or grievances to our arbitration panel and upon appealing any dispute, or action, have it resolved by our Tribal Judge.
Judge Freeman is a lineal descendant of John and Tabitha Freeman who lived in Chowan Indian Town circa 1730-1754.
He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he earned a BA in Accounting and Finance. He then went on to earn a Juris doctorate at SMU Law School and became licensed as both an Attorney, and a Certified Public
JUDGE JOHN FLETCHER FREEMAN
Accountant. He was later elected as a Justice of the Peace, and presided over a Small Claims Court and performed the duties of a Magistrate for 22 years.
He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, The Texas Supreme Court, and the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Judge Freeman will be a great asset to our people, and our community.
Tribal Leadership recently met with NC SENATOR ERICA SMITH-INGRAM to discuss
tribal initiatives and community activities.
CHOWANOKE INDIAN NATION TRIBAL MEMBERS WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE BOB STEINBURG
CHIEF THOMAS LEWIS REP BOB STEINBURG MARCUS ROBBINS
Tribal members meet with Representative Bob Steinburg in Raleigh, NC to discuss pending legislation. State Representative Steinburg has been a good friend to the tribe. The Chowanoke Indian Nation currently has the support of numerous US, State, County, and local officials as we strive towards re-establishing our nation to nation relationship with both the State of North Carolina, and the United States Government.