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(A) Service of process shall be performed according to the procedures set forth in subsection (B) of this section.

(B) A filed complaint shall be served upon the tenant via delivery to the tenant or other person occupying the dwelling unit in the following manner:

(1) Delivery must be made by an adult person.

(2) Delivery will be effective when it is:

(a) Personally delivered to a tenant; or

(b) Personally delivered to an adult person living in the dwelling unit with a copy delivered by mail.

(3) If the notice cannot be given by means of personal delivery, or if the tenant or person cannot be found, the notice may be delivered by means of:

(a) Certified mail, return receipt requested, at the last known address of the tenant; or

(b) Securing a copy of the notice to the main entry door of the dwelling unit in such a manner that it is not likely to blow away, and by sending a copy first-class mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the tenant at their last known mailing address.

(4) The person giving notice must keep a copy of the notice and proof of service (certified by affidavit or other manner recognized by law), that includes the date, time, and method of service.

(C) Parties to the matter shall include the creditor, debtor, and all subordinate lienholders. For a leasehold agreement, additional parties shall include the Tribe and the United States.

(D) By being named as a party, the Tribe is not waiving sovereign immunity.

(E) Defendants shall have twenty (20) days to file an answer, counterclaim, and/or affirmative defenses.

(F) Evidence shall be admitted according to Rule 13 of the Rules of Court and Civil Procedure for the Karuk Tribal Court.

(G) Other procedural issues shall be determined under the generally applicable civil procedures of the Tribe. [Res. 15-R-147 § 5, 12/3/2015.]