TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the reappointment of T. Luke Barteaux as a judge of the Cherokee Nation District Court, according to a news release.

After confirmation, Barteaux, of Bixby, was sworn into office Monday by Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice John Garrett.

Barteaux received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has worked as a trial attorney in Tulsa and previously served on the editorial board of the Cherokee Phoenix.

Barteaux has served as a judge for the Cherokee Nation District Court since May 2017, when he was sworn in to complete the unexpired term of the late Cherokee Nation District Judge Bart Fite. Barteaux’s new term will continue until February 2022.

The next Tribal Council meeting will be 6 p.m. March 12, at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.

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