North Dakota SCT Holds State Courts Have Jurisdiction over Trenton Indian Housing Authority Lands

Here are the materials in Trenton Indian Housing Authority v. Poitra:

An excerpt:

Lisa Poitra appeals from an order of eviction arguing that the district court lacked jurisdiction to enter the eviction order because the Trenton Indian Housing Authority (“TIHA”) constitutes a dependent Indian community, and a contract provision requires the eviction to be handled by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Court. We conclude the record supports the district court’s finding that TIHA is not a dependent Indian community, the court’s determination it had subject matter jurisdiction, and the finding TIHA did not have a contractual obligation to bring the eviction action in the tribal court.

Lower court order here.