The Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on General Rules of Practice has been asked by the Court to advise it regarding the recognition of tribal court orders and judgments. The recognition of tribal court orders and judgments is currently governed by Rule 10 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. 

Audio Only: Public Hearing on Recognition of Tribal Court Orders and Judgments​

Rule 10 Hearing Roster

Hearing Submissions

Upper Sioux Community Tribal Court Judge Lenor Scheffler Blaeser Request to Speak
Judge John Smith Request to Speak
Peter Rademacher Request to Speak 
Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council Comment
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Comment
Frank Bibeau Comment
George W. Soule Request to Speak
Grand Portage Tribal Court Comment
Dale Greene Request to Testify
Dale Greene Written Materials
ICWA Law Center Comment
Indigenous Law and Policy Center Comment
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court Comment
Leonard P. Roy Comment
Leonard P. Roy Testimony
Lower Sioux Indian Community Comment
Lower Sioux Indian Community Tribal Court Chief Judge Jessica L. Ryan Comment
Mille Lacs County Attorney Comment
Minnesota American Indian Bar Association Comment
Minnesota County Attorneys Association Comment
Minnesota District Judges Association Comment
Minnesota State Bar Association Comment
Prairie Island Indian Community Comment
Professor Colette Routel Comment
Professor Kevin Washburn Comment
Randy Thompson Comment
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Comment
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Court Comment
State Representatives’ Comment
Tom Van Norman Comment
Upper Sioux Community and White Earth Band of Chippewa Tribal Court Judges Comment
Upper Sioux Community Comment
First District Judges Comment
Second District Judges Comment
Third District Judges Comment
Fourth District Judges Comment
Fifth District Judges Comment
Sixth District Judges Comment
Seventh District Judges Comment
Eighth District Judges Comment
Ninth District Judges Comment
                Judge Anne Rasmussen Comment
                Judge Korey Wahwassuck Comment
Tenth District Judges Comment

Supplemental Hearing Submissions

Leonard Roy

Background Documents

Forum Petition Filed November 30, 2016
Appendix A to Forum Petition filed November 30, 2016
Memo to MHC re Tribal Court Judgements

Submission Responding to Committee Questions

Petitioner’s Response to Committee Questions

Supplemental Written Comments Responding to Proposed Committee Draft Rule

Draft rule excerpt (this is not a final committee proposal but a draft being considered by the committee)
Forum Petitioner’s Written Comments filed September 7, 2017
Dale Green Written Comments filed September 8, 2017
Leonard Roy Written Comments filed September 8, 2017

Additional Written Documents

Robert Blaeser comment September 9, 2017
Dale Greene email September 25, 2017
Dale Greene email attachment of White Earth Reservation Tribal Council Resolution 019-17-004