California Code, Family Code - FAM § 3404

(a) A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act ( 25 U.S.C. Sec. 1901 et seq. ) is not subject to this part to the extent that it is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

(b) A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this chapter and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 3421 ).

(c) A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this part must be recognized and enforced under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 3441 ).


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