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Below are links to online tribal code provisions relating to child custody and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Additional child welfare codes are available in print format from the National Indian Law Library. Contact the library for assistance. The links below were updated in 9/2011.


Online Tribal Code Provisions on Child Welfare

Tribal Government Tribal Code Provisions
Bay Mills Indian Community Juvenile Code
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana Family Code
Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Constitution
(Article 5, Section 6-Q)
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma Juvenile Procedure Act of 1988
Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Title 6 - Domestic Relations and Families (Tribe's Website)
Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana Law and Order Code (Section 2.23, Section 3.8, and Section 3.9) (Tribe's Website)
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Title 5 - Children's Code
Colville Reservation (Confederated Tribes of) Title 5.2 - Juveniles
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (Confederated Tribesof) Ch. 4.4 - Juvenile Dependency
Coquille Indian Tribe Tribal Code, Ch. 644 - Intergovernmental Relationships for Child Welfare
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Judicial Codes (Title 6, Resolution 2002-47, and Title 8)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Adopting Ordinance - Ordinance No. 20
Elk Valley Rancheria, California Tribal Constitution (Article 5, Section O)
Ely Shoshone Tribe 88-EC-XV Protection of Children From Abuse and Neglect
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe, Nevada Tribal Code, Ch. 5 - Domestic Relations and Adoptions
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Ch. 10 - Domestic Relations
Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (Confederated Tribes of) Tribal Code § 7.10 - 7.20: Indian Child Welfare Ordinance
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Title 10 - Children, Families, and Elders
Ho-Chunk Nation Title 4 - Children, Family, and Elder Welfare (Section 3, Section 5, and Section 7)
Hoopa Valley Tribe, Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation Title 14 - Child Welfare Code
Hopi Indian Tribe Children's Code
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Children's Code
(See Chapter 6 – Children's Code, page 176.)
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Chapter 900 - Family
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Title 5 - Child Welfare
Lummi Nation Title 8 - Children's Code
Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation Title 6 - Juvenile Code
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Title 5 - Child Welfare Code
Mille Lacs Band Title 8 - Children and Families
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Youth Code (Section 11-4-1, Section 11-5, and Section 11-7)
Nez Perce Tribe Title 5 - Juveniles and Dependents
Nisqually Tribe of the Nisqually Indian Reservation Youth Code
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana Title 3 - Juvenile Code
(Ch. 4 and Ch. 5)
(Tribe's Website)
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota Chapter 5 - Juvenile Code
Pawnee Indians of Oklahoma Title 7 - Juvenile Procedure
Pit River Tribe Title 8 - Family/Children's Code (Ch. 1, Ch. 4, Ch. 6, Ch. 11 - Ch. 13, Ch. 15)
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Child/Family Protection Code
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana Child Protection Code
(Tribe's Website)
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Law and Order Code (Title 3 - Child Welfare) (Tribe's Website)
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Children's Code
Redding Rancheria Adoption Ordinances
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota Law and Order Code
(Title 2.2 and Title 3)
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa [Meskwaki Nation] Title 7 - Child Welfare
(Tribe's Website)
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Tribal Adoption Act of 1995
Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Confederated Tribes of) Title 3.2 - Children
San Ildefonso (Pueblo of) Code (Title 9 and Title 10)
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Family Code
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Child Welfare Code
(Tribe's Website)
Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Law and Order Code (Title 3 - Children's Code and Title 14 - Code of Civil Procedure)
Siletz Indians of Oregon (Confederated Tribes of) Juvenile Code
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Code (Ch. 38, Ch. 56)
Skokomish Indian Tribe Youth Code
Squaxin Island Tribe Title 10 - Youth Code
Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin Youth Code (Ch. 7 - Ch. 13)
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Title 8 - Juveniles (Ch. 2)
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada Title 5 - Children's Welfare Ordinance
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona Children's Code
Tulalip Tribes of Washington Ordinance 117 - Domestic Violence (Section 1.17)
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation Law and Order Code (Title 4 and Title 5)
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Chapter 360 - Juvenile Code (Section 360.510)
(Tribe's Website)
White Earth Band of Chippewa Law and Order Manual (Child/Family Protection Code and Title III. Tribal Juvenile Justice Code)
White Mountain Apache Juvenile Code: Chapter 10 - Indian Child Welfare Act (Tribe's Website)
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Title 4 - Juvenile Procedure (Section 4-107) (Tribe's Website)
Yankton Sioux Tribe of Indians Tribal Code (Title IV - Dependent, Neglected and Delinquent Children Code and Title V - Juvenile Code)
Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada Law and Order Code (Title 8 and Title 9)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Article 5 - Youth Code
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