Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – A first for tribal justice in Virginia

The Upper Mattaponi Tribe has reached a major milestone toward solidifying its federally recognized status. Doors opened this month to Virginia’s first tribal court system, handling civil cases including child custody proceedings and misdemeanor criminal cases. We’ll hear about the milestone and put it in context of the legal system in Virginia. Plus, we’ll remember the life and career of longtime journalist Gary Fife (Muscogee), who died this week.