Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Code
TITLE II RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Rule 1. Scope of Rules
A. Scope. Except when different rules prescribed in this Code specifically apply, these rules shall govern the procedure in the Tribal and Appellate Courts of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in all actions, suits and proceedings of a civil nature, in all proceedings established by law, to the extent no different rule is specified.
B. Construction. These rules shall be liberally construed to secure a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.
C. One Form of Action. There shall be one form of action known, except juvenile proceedings, as a “civil action”.
D. Collateral References. Any procedures or matters not specifically set forth herein shall be handled in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure insofar as such are not inconsistent with these rules, and with general principles of fairness and justice as prescribed and interpreted by the Court.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code Rule 1, PTN Code Rule 1