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Juvenile Court Improvement Program
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Salem, OR 97301-2563

Phone: 503.986.5618
Fax: 503.986.5859
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Indian Child Welfare Act Self-Test

Incorrect - the correct answer is (a) the Indian child objects and is at least 13 years old

25 U.S.C. § 1911 . Indian tribe jurisdiction over Indian child custody proceedings

(b) Transfer of proceedings; declination by tribal court

In any State court proceeding for the foster care placement of, or termination of parental rights to, an Indian child not domiciled or residing within the reservation of the Indian child's tribe, the court, in the absence of good cause to the contrary, shall transfer such proceeding to the jurisdiction of the tribe, absent objection by either parent, upon the petition of either parent or the Indian custodian or the Indian child's tribe: Provided, That such transfer shall be subject to declination by the tribal court of such tribe.

See also, BIA Guidelines for State Courts; Indian Child Custody Proceedings (C2/C3)

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