(a) The jurisdiction of the Yurok Tribal Court and the effective scope of this Code shall minimally include but not necessarily be limited to all Yurok Tribal members, both present and future, any elder or vulnerable adult related to a Yurok Tribal member, all territory within the Yurok Indian Reservation, as defined by Article I of the Constitution of the Yurok Tribe, including but not necessarily limited to all real property including fee patents, allotments, assignments; all roads, waters, and bridges used or maintained for Tribal purposes; and existing and future lands outside the boundaries of the currently federally recognized Reservation owned or controlled by the Yurok Tribe for the benefit of its members.
(b) The Courts of the Yurok Tribe shall have jurisdiction over all cases arising under the provisions of this Code and all cases arising under the provisions of any state or country that arise under that jurisdiction’s codes as related to any provision related to an elder or vulnerable adult who may be in need of protection pursuant to this Code. This Code is intended as a civil code and shall be enforced as such.
(c) All cases of abuse of an elder or a vulnerable adult involving any member of the Yurok Tribe that may arise outside the Yurok Reservation are subject to the assertion of concurrent jurisdiction by the Yurok Tribal Court and until such time as the retrocession of Public Law 82-280, shall be subject to the provisions of this Code which hereby allows for transfer of said case to the Yurok Tribal Court.
(d) The Court shall construe this section liberally to exercise maximum jurisdiction consistent with applicable Tribal law and custom, state and federal law. [Ord. 24 § 2, adopted, 2/10/2011.]