CHAPTER 22 - - NAME CHANGE
22.1 SECTION 1: PETITION
Any Tribal Member may petition the Tribal Court to have his or her name changed. A parent or guardian of a child may
petition on behalf of the child to have the childs name changed. Both natural parents of the child must be given an opportunity to object to the change of name.
22.2 SECTION 2: OBJECTIONS
If no objections are entered on the record by any interested party and if other conditions of this Chap ter 22 are fulfilled the Court must grant the petition for change of name. If any interested enters an objection it is the Courts duty to weigh the value of the objection and within the Courts discretion to grant or deny the petition for a change of name.
22.3 SECTION 3: PUBLICATION
The petitioner for a change of name must cause a notice of his or her intentions to change name to be published in the
Tribal Newsletter for one issue and in the Daily Press for three issues. The notice must state the petitioners present
name and intended name and must state the date and time of the Court Hearing where change will take place, and that any person who objects will have an opportunity to raise his/her objection at that time.