Service of Process on American Indian Land

Service of Process on American Indian Land and Reservations

American Indian Tribes govern themselves and have their own laws and rules that must be observed and respected. Service of process on American Indian land and reservations are coordinated through Tribal law enforcement or legal counsel.

Typically when we have a client that needs service to an individual and or business residing within Tribal land we would first contact that communities police department. They may escort us to the respondents address or they may refer us to Tribal counsel for further instructions where they may request the party be available for service at an agreed upon time and location. Service of process in these instances can be time consuming for the process server. Expect to pay a little more due to the time and effort involved in getting your defendant served properly.

The following tribes in Minnesota are recognized as sovereign and not subject to the same service of process rules as all other State or Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The only tribe within the Minneapolis metro area T.C.S. offers service of process on American Indian land is the Shakopee Sioux tribe, and then only if permissible.

FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED  TRIBAL LANDS

Tribes in Minnesota include the Ojibwe and Dakota Sioux
Service of Process on American Indian land is coordinated through Tribal law enforcement or legal counsel.
  • Mille Lacs Reservation Business Committee
  • Prairie Island Community Council (Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux)
  • Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee
  • Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee
  • Nett Lake Reservation Business Committee (Bois Forte)
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
  • Grand Portage Reservation Business Committee
  • White Earth Reservation Business Committee
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community Council
  • Shakopee Sioux Community Council

FEDERALLY NON-RECOGNIZED TRIBAL LANDS

  • NI-MI-WIN Ojibways
  • Kah-Bay-Kah-Nong (Warroad ChIppewa)
  • Sandy Lake Band of Ojibwes

Minnesota Tribes Contact Information

Tribes

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Post Office Box 16
Nett Lake
MN 55772-
(218) 757-3261
Fax: 757-3166

Fond du Lac (Chippewa)
105 University Road
Cloquet
MN 55720-
(218) 879-4593
FAX: 879-4146

Grand Portage (Chippewa)
P. O. Box 428
Grand Portage
MN 55604-
(218) 475-2277
FAX: 475-2284

Leech Lake Tribe of Ojibwe
Route 3 Box 100
Cass Lake
MN 56633-
(218) 335-8200
Fax: 335-8309

Lower Sioux Mdewakanton Community
RR 1 Box 308
Morton
MN 56270-9801
(507) 697-6185
Fax: 697-6110

Tribes

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
HRC 67 Box 194
Onamia
MN 56359-
(320) 532-4181
Fax: 532-4209

Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Executive Committee
Box 217C
Cass Lake
MN 56633
218/335-8581

Prairie Island Community Council
(Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux)

5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
Telephone: 800-554-5473
Fax: (651) 385-2980

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
P. O. Box 550
Red Lake
MN 56671-
(218) 679-3341
Fax: 679-3378

Tribes

Sandy Lake Band of Ojibwe
HCR 3, Box 562-7
McGregor
MN 55760
(218)839-3504

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake
MN 55372-
(612) 445-6160

Upper Sioux Community
P. O. Box 147
Granite Falls
MN 56241-
(612) 564-2360
Fax: 564-3264

White Earth (Chippewa)
P. O. Box 418
White Earth
MN 56591-
(218) 983-3285, ext. 235
Fax: 983-3641