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(A) The judge or Clerk of the Tribal Court shall issue a written notice, which may be in the form of a summons directing the parties named in the action, the parents, and the guardians of the child, to be present in Court for hearing or proceeding at the time and place fixed in the notice. Notice of the proceeding and the right to be heard, shall also be issued to foster parents, pre-adoptive parents, or relatives providing care for the child in all permanency hearings and six (6) month reviews, at a minimum. Notice of and a right to be heard does not require the Court to make the caregiver a party to the proceeding.

(B) All parties have a right to be represented by an advocate or attorney at their own expense in all proceedings under this Code, to introduce evidence, to be heard on his or her own behalf, to examine witnesses, and to be informed of possible consequences if the allegations of the petition are found to be true. All parties shall be entitled to copies of court documents, including petitions and reports, no less than forty-eight (48) hours before the hearing whenever possible, unless deemed inappropriate by the Court. Missing parties and relatives shall be noted and notice to the parties shall be reviewed. [Res. 22-R-037, 2/24/2022; Res. 09-R-062 Title 1 § (14)(D), 4/30/2009. Formerly 10.10.350.]