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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code


Title 3. Child and Family Protection
3-4. Procedures and Authorizations

LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-4
3-4. Procedures and Authorizations

A. Rules of Procedure

The procedures in matters litigated under this Title shall be governed by the Rules of Procedure for the Tribal Court, Title 2, which are not in conflict with this Code.

B. Cooperation and Grants

The Court is authorized to cooperate fully with any federal, state, tribal, public or private agency in order to participate in any foster care, shelter care, treatment or training program(s) and to receive grants-in-aid to carry out the purposes of this title. This authority is subject to the approval of the Reservation Tribal Council if it involves an expenditure of Band funds.

C. Social Services

The Court shall utilize such social services as may be furnished by any Band, tribal, federal, or state agency.

D. Guardian ad Litem

At any stage of the proceedings conducted under this Code the Court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the child's best interests.

E. Additional Court Personnel

The Court may set qualifications and appoint additional personnel such as guardians ad litem, court appointed special advocates (CASAs), court advocates, and/or facilitators whenever the Court decides that it is appropriate to do so and the expenditure of Band funds for the same have been approved by the Reservations Tribal Council.

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

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 3, Child & Fam. Protect. Code § 3-4, LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-4

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