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Oglala Sioux Tribe: Law and Order Code

Last amended: 1996; New Ordinances Received: 2002.

CHAPTER 11

INDIAN CUSTOM ADOPTION

 

SECTION 113. ADULT INDIAN CUSTOM ADOPTION.

Any Indian or Indians wishing to adopt an adult according to Indian custom (Waliyacinpi) shall appear before the Superior Court of the Oglala Sioux Tribe with the party to be adopted and all other parties concerned and declare their intentions. The Court, if after examination, finds the person or persons requesting the adoption be made, is of sound mind and that the request is free and voluntary, may authorize such adoption and make a record thereof upon the payment of a fee of one dollar ($1.00) , which is to be deposited to the Court Funds.

All adoptions made heretofore by Tribal custom shall be null and void unless they are renewed in the manner as above described.

Hist: 1937 Code, Ch. 8, Sec. 1.

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