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Title 6. Family Relations
Chapter 1. Purpose, Use of Language from Other Laws and Jurisdiction

Section A. Purpose

Section B. Use of Language from Other Laws

Section C. Jurisdiction

LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § A
Section A. Purpose

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe possesses the inherent sovereign authority to regulate the family relations of its members and persons who reside within its exterior boundaries. Since time immemorial the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has made decisions to benefit and protect the well-being of its members. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe recognizes the importance of addressing family relations in a way that respects the traditions, values, culture and beliefs of the Leech Lake Ojibwe people.

This Code will remind the people who come before the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court that the people of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe value respect, honor and place the highest importance upon protecting its children and families.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 1, § A, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § A



LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § B
Section B. Use of Language from Other Laws

The use of language, definitions, procedures or other provisions from other tribes, states, federal or local jurisdictions shall not be construed to be an adoption of the other laws of that jurisdiction. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe does not defer to the laws or customs of any tribe, state, federal or other jurisdiction.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court shall have original jurisdiction over the family relations of its members and their families.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 1, § B, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § B




LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § C
Section C. Jurisdiction

(1) The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court shall have jurisdiction over the family relations matters of all Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe members wherever they may reside.

(2) The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court shall have jurisdiction over all persons who reside within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation for at least ninety (90) days prior to filing a petition. Only one party must meet the filing requirement.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 1, § C, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 1, § C

 


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