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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to top§ 551-104. Application to Indian tribes


A. A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act, [FN1] is not subject to this act [FN2] to the extent that it is governed by the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act.

B. A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for purposes of applying Articles 1 and 2 of this act. [FN3]

C. A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this act must be recognized and enforced under Article 3 of this act. [FN4]

Laws 1998, c. 407, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.
[FN1] Title 10, § 40 et seq.
[FN2] Title 43, § 551-101 et seq.
[FN3] Title 43, §§ 551-101 et seq. and 551-201 et seq.
[FN4] Title 43, § 551-301 et seq.