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(A) Summons shall be served personally, at least two (2) days before the time fixed in the summons for the appearance of the person served.

(B) If the parents, guardian, or other legal custodian of the child required to be summoned cannot be found within the Tribe’s jurisdiction, the fact of the child’s presence within the Tribe’s jurisdiction shall confer jurisdiction on the Tribal Court as to any absent parent, guardian, or legal custodian, if notice has been given in the following manner:

(1) When the residence of the person to be served is outside Tribal lands, a copy of the summons shall be sent certified mail with postage prepaid to such person at his or her place of residence with a return receipt requested. Service of summons shall be deemed complete upon return of the requested receipt.

(2) When the person to be served has no residence within Tribal lands and his or her place of residence cannot be determined after due diligence, service may be made by publication in a newspaper of general distribution for three (3) consecutive weeks. [Res. 22-R-037, 2/24/2022; Res. 09-R-062 Title 1 § (14)(C), 4/30/2009. Formerly 10.10.340.]