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Title 3. Child and Family Protection
3.2. Jurisdiction of the Tribal Court

LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3.2
3.2. Jurisdiction of the Tribal Court

A. General Jurisdiction.

The jurisdiction of the Tribal Court pertaining to matters in the Title shall be civil in nature and shall include the right to issue all orders necessary to insure the safety of children and incompetents within the boundaries of the Reservation, as well as court shall also have the power to enforce subpoenas and orders of restriction, fines, contempt, confinement and other orders as appropriate, and as necessary to carry its jurisdiction into effect.

The Tribal Court shall have jurisdiction over the following persons:

1. Enrolled members of the Band under the age of eighteen (18) years regardless of domicile or residence;

2. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) years who are eligible for enrollment in the Band regardless of domicile or residence;

3. Indians, as defined in Section 3-1C of this Code, who are under the age of eighteen (18) years and who are residing within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation;

4. Children of enrolled members of the Band or other Indians, as defined in Section 3-1C of this Code, including adopted children, who reside within the exterior boundaries of the reservation;

5. Children residing within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation, for whatever reason, in the home of an enrolled member of the Band or other Indians, as defined in Section 3-1C of this Code, as long as the parents, guardians, or custodians have consented to the jurisdiction of the Tribal Court. Such consent, once given, may be revoked only with permission of the Court; and

6. Incompetent persons residing or domiciled within the exterior boundaries of the reservation.

B. Jurisdiction Over Extended Family

Where the Tribal Court asserts jurisdiction over a person under Section 3-2A above, the Court shall also have jurisdiction over the person's parent, guardian, custodian or extended family whenever the Court deems it appropriate.

C. Continuing Jurisdiction

Where the Tribal Court deems it appropriate, it may retain jurisdiction over children and their extended families who leave the exterior boundaries of the reservation.

Resolution No. 03-62, presented and acted upon on December 23, 2002.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 3, Child & Fam. Protect. Code § 3.2, LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3.2

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