Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code
Title 1. Courts
Part I. Establishment and Operation
Section 1. Establishment of Court
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court is hereby established. The Tribal Court shall consist of a Trial Division and an Appeals Division. This Code supersedes any previously enacted code, ordinance, or resolution that established or organized a court or other judicial body for the Leech Lake Band.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part I, § 1, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part I, § 1
Wherever the formal designation “Band”, “Tribe”, or “Tribal”, appears in this Code, such designation shall refer to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe unless specifically designated otherwise.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part I, § 2, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part I, § 2
A. The Reservation Tribal Council (RTC) shall appropriate and authorize the expenditure of Band funds for the operation of the Tribal Court. The amounts to be appropriated shall be consistent with the needs of the Tribal Court for proper administration of justice within the Reservation and for the Band as determined by the RTC.
B. To assist the RTC in making appropriations for operation of the Court, the Court Administrator, in consultation with the Chief Judge shall submit proposed budgets and reports of expenses and expenditures at such intervals and in such form as may be prescribed by the Tribal Council.
C. The RTC may prescribe a system of accounting for funds received from any source by the Court and the Court Administrator.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part I, § 3, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part I, § 3
A. Tribal Laws.
To the extent that this Code may conflict with tribal laws or ordinances which have been enacted to comply with statutes or regulations of any agency of the United States, such tribal laws or ordinances shall govern over the provisions of this Code if they have specific applicability and are clearly in conflict with the provisions of this Code.
B. Federal Laws.
Where a conflict may appear between this Code and any statute, regulation, or agreement of the United States, the federal law shall govern if it has specific applicability and if it is clearly in conflict with the provisions of this Code.
C. State Laws.
To the extent that the laws of any state may be applicable to the subject matter of this Code such laws shall be read to be advisory and not directly binding and shall not govern the relations of the parties.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part I, § 4, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part I, § 4