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​In May 1996, the Michigan Supreme Court adopted Michigan Court Rule 2.615, which was prompted by proposals from the Indian Tribal Court/State Trial Court Forum and the State Bar of Michigan. MCR 2.615 provides for the enforcement of Indian tribal court judgments. Basically, the rule states that a tribal court judgment is recognized as long as the tribe or tribal court has enacted a reciprocal ordinance, court rule, or other binding measure that obligates the tribal court to enforce state court judgments, and that ordinance, court rule, or other measure has been transmitted to the State Court Administrative Office.

TribalMap.png Bay Mills Indian Community
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Hannahville Indian Community
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of PotawatomiKeweenaw Bay Indian Community
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa IndiansPokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe)

 

​Listed below are the 12 federally recognized Tribes in Michigan and their contact information. Links are provided to the Tribes' ordinances, court rules, or other measures implementing the reciprocal provision of MCR 2.615.
 
    1. Bay Mills Indian Community
      12140 West Lakeshore Drive
      Brimley, MI 49715
      906-248-3241
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    2. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
      2605 N.W. Bayshore Drive
      Peshawbestown, MI 49682
      231-534-7050
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    3. Hannahville Indian Community
      N14911 Hannahville, B-1 Road
      Wilson, MI 49896
      906-466-2932
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgment
    4. Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi
      Pine Creek Reservation
      2221 1 1/2 Mile Road
      Fulton, MI 49052
      269-729-5151
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    5. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
      107 Beartown Road
      Baraga, MI 49908
      906-353-6623
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcment of Foreign Judgments
    6. Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
      P.O. Box 249
      Watersmeet, MI 49969
      906-358-4577
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    7. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
      3031 Domres Road
      Manistee, MI 49660
      231-723-8288
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    8. Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
      7500 Odawa Circle
      Harbor Springs, MI 49740
      231-242-1400
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    9. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
      P.O. Box 355
      58620 Sink Road
      Dowagiac, MI 49047
      269-783-0505
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    10. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
      Public Safety Building
      6954 E. Broadway Road
      Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
      989-775-4800
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    11. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
      George K. Nolan Judicial Building
      2175 Shunk Road
      P.O. Box 932
      Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
      906-635-4963
      Website
      Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
    12. Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe)
      P.O. Box 218
      1743 142nd Avenue
      Dorr, MI 49323
      Website