Farmington — The Shiprock Judicial District will celebrate the creation of the Navajo court system with Justice Day on Friday.

Justice Day provides the public an opportunity to visit the district court and learn about how the justice system works.

The event will start at 10 a.m. at the Shiprock District Court with a welcome address, followed by presentations about the court's role in the community, probation services and the peacemaking program.

There will be additional activities and information booths.

The Navajo Tribal Council created the tribal court system on April 1, 1959, according to the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch. Friday's events will celebrate the court system's 55th anniversary.

It is the largest Native American court system in the United States and has been called the "flagship" of tribal courts.