Michelle Demmert, chief justice of the CCTHITA Tribal Court, talks about the Tribal Court Roundup held at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Michelle Demmert, chief justice of the CCTHITA Tribal Court, talks about the Tribal Court Roundup held at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Southeast villages looking to form tribal courts

Ability to make legal decisions helps tribes become more sovereign, leaders say

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