No Removal from Tribal Court to Federal Court in Domestic Dispute

Here is the opinion in Velarde v. Velarde (D. N.M.) in which the court remanded a case filed in Jicarilla Tribal Court back to tribal court — Velarde v Velarde DCT Order

An excerpt:

The Court, having exercised its responsibility to assure that it has subject-matter jurisdiction, has determined that remand is appropriate in this case. An examination of the Petition reveals that there are no federal claims and no diversity jurisdiction. The Court has no basis for exercising jurisdiction and will accordingly remand the case to the Jicarilla Apache Nation Court.