Below are links to online tribal code provisions relating to child custody, adoption 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. This page was updated in March 2015.


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) (Montana Indian Law Website)
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Title 5 - Child Welfare Code
Colville Reservation (Confederated Tribes of) Title 5.2 - Juveniles (Tribe's Website)
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 (Tribe's Website)
Elk Valley Rancheria, California Tribal Constitution (Article 5, Section O)
Ely Shoshone Tribe Chapter 125A ? Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota Volume III, Title 5. Juvenile Code / Child Welfare
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) Chapter 301 - Children and Families Ordinance (Tribe's Website under Tribal Ordinances, Current)
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Title 10 - Children, Families, and Elders
Hoopa Valley Tribe, Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation Title 14 - Child Protection / Family Assistance Code
Hopi Indian Tribe Children's Code
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Juvenile Code
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Children's Code (Not Available Online, contact the Nat'l Indian Law Library)
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Chapter 900 - Family (Tribe's Website)
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Law and Order Code: 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
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico Section 12 -Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act
Mille Lacs Band Title 8 - Children and Families (Tribe's Website)
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Youth Code (Section 11-4-1, Section 11-5, and Section 11-7) (Tribe's Website)
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) (Montana Indian Law Website)
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota Chapter 5 - Juvenile Code
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Chapter 79 - Child Custody, Placement, and Visitation
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 Title 10: Children, Families and Elders (Tribe's Website)
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 and Title 6 - Family Relations (Tribe's Website)
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Tribal Adoption Act of 1995
Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Confederated Tribes of) CSKT Laws Codified (Title 3, Chapter 2 - Children) (Tribe's Website)
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 (Tribe's Website)
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 (University of Oklahoma'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