Okla. Stat. § 40.2

Oklahoma Statutes

Title 10. Children

Chapter 1B. Indian Child Welfare Act

§ 40.2. Definitions

For the purposes of the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act: [FN1]

1. "Indian" means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe;

2. "Indian child" means any unmarried or unemancipated person who is under the age of eighteen (18) and is either:

a. a member of an Indian tribe, or

b. is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe;

3. "Indian custodian" means any Indian person who has legal custody of an Indian child under tribal law or custom or under state law or to whom temporary physical care, custody and control has been transferred by the parent of such child; and

4. "Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community of Indians recognized as eligible for the services provided to Indians by the Secretary of the Interior because of their status as Indians.


Laws 1982, c. 107, § 3, emerg. eff. April 6, 1982.

[FN1] Title 10, § 40 et seq.

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