Indian Tribe And Indian Tribes

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Tribal sovereignty which states in Maynard v Narrangansett Indian Tribe, 798 F Supp 94 (DRI, 1992) that Indian Tribes are distinct and independent communities that retain their natural rights of the Indian Tribe. Indian Tribes and their members are immune from common-law suits. Indian Tribes members are exempt from suits unless congress has authorized the suit. ISSUE 1. Can a member of the Chippewa Indian Tribe have their property, on public school grounds, searched? 2. Can the county search warrant be valid to search a Reservation and can the sheriffs legally search such property? 3. Can police search beyond the property issued in the warrant? 4. Did the county sheriffs have any valid evidence to charge the Weathers? 5. Can Isabella County be held liable for wrongful arrest? 6. Can the police be held accountable for destroying artifacts? BRIEF ANSWER Songaa of the Chippewa Indian Tribe is allowed to be searched in public schools because she is off the reservation, and the school has a legal right to search her. The county search warrant is not valid with the tribal police because county search warrants do not comply with the tribal court. Another issue with the current warrant is that the police did not have any invitation to come onto the property. Therefore, the Isabella county warrant is not valid and the police officers cannot legally search the Weathers’ home. If the warrant was valid, the police could not search beyond Songaa’s bedroom unless the police had probable

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