Fort on ICWA and Michigan Tribal-State Court Comity

“A Review of the Indian Child Welfare Act, M.C.R. 2.615, and Tribal Court Jurisdiction in Michigan Family Law Cases,” by Kathyrn Fort.

From the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal [scroll to page 11].

1992 Indian Tribal Court/State Court Forum Final Report

The final report of this important forum is here (in pieces). Obviously parts of it are very dated, but this is important material regardless as legislative history of MCR 2.615.

Final Report Text

Appendix I — Minutes

Appendix II — Directory of Tribal Courts

Appendix III — Intergovernmental Agreements

Appendix IV — Mich. Indian Family Preservation Act