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Adoption – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – ICWA – Tribal Court Order (access required)

Even though the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court in South Dakota originally exercised jurisdiction over two Cheyenne children and placed them in the custody of their appellant-aunt, since (1) the aunt sought and obtained guardians for the children from the courts of North Carolina, (2) the children have lived most of their lives in North ...

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