Adoption of C.D.

20070171 In the Matter of the Adoption
of C.D.

K.D., Petitioner and Appellant
v.
M.L., Respondent and Appellee
and
Oglala Sioux Tribe, Intervenor and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Sonna M. Anderson
Nature of Action: Adoption
Counsel:
Appellant: Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Appellee: Bradley D. Peterson
Appellee: B J. Jones
Term: 12/2007   Argument: 12/18/2007  9:30am
ND cite: 2008 ND 128
NW cite: 751 N.W.2d 236

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the District Court erred in dismissing petition for termination of parental rights when it concluded C.D. was an "Indian Child" under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act and applied the standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. The District Court was not clearly erroneous when it found K.D. failed to prove the necessary elements to support the termination of a Native American mother's parent-child relationship in the context of a stepparent adoption proceeding.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Issues
I. Whether the District Court clearly erred when it held that C.D., the grandchild of a full-blooded member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who was determined by the Oglala Sioux Tribe to be eligible for membership in its Tribe, was an Indian child under the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. 1901-1963 (2006).

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Docket entries:
106/15/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/13/2007
206/15/2007 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/13/2007
306/15/2007 --------CONFIDENTIAL----------
407/12/2007 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 08/02/2007
507/26/2007 TRANSCRIPT DATED January 4, 2005, and March 20, 2007
607/30/2007 Certificate of Service of Copies of Transcript
707/30/2007 DISK - transcripts dated January 4, 2005 and March 20, 2007
808/31/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd were entry nos. 30,37,57, & 64 - court reporter notes)
908/31/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF
1008/31/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1109/04/2007 DISK of ATB
1209/04/2007 Replacement Appendix
1309/28/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF (M.L.)
1409/28/2007 APPELLEE APPENDIX (M.L.)
1509/28/2007 DISK - AEB (M.L.)
1609/28/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF (Oglala Sioux Tribe)
1709/28/2007 Addendum to Appellee Brief of Oglala Sioux Tribe
1809/28/2007 DISK -- AEB (Oglala Sioux Tribe)
1910/01/2007 Notice of Appearance of B.J. Jones for Oglala Sioux Tribe and Certificate of Service of AEB
2012/18/2007 APPEARANCES: Paul R. Sanderson; B.J. Jones; Bradley D. Peterson
2112/18/2007 ARGUED: Sanderson; Jones
2212/18/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2306/26/2008 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2406/26/2008 SPLIT OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
2506/26/2008 (CONCUR): Sandstrom, Dale V.: CONCUR
2606/26/2008 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
2706/30/2008 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
2807/18/2008 MANDATE
2907/28/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3007/29/2008 Corrected Opinion Page 7

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