The case of the day is King v. King (Ft. Peck Ct. App. 2011). It’s something you don’t see every day: a recognition and enforcement decision in the courts of one Native American tribe concerning the judgments of the court of another tribe. The Fort Peck Tribal Court is the court of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. Michael King sought recognition and enforcement of a child custody decision of the Fort Belknap Tribal Court, another tribal court, in 2011. The court recognized the Fort Belknap decision without a hearing, and Winona Runsabove King, the other party, appealed on the grounds that the petition for recognition was not verified and that the court had not given her…

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