Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court Orders Children Returned to Father

His two girls had been taken by their mother, Heather Shepard, to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in October in violation of McNutt’s legal custody of the children. Despite a warrant issued for Shepard’s arrest, state law enforcement officers could not intervene since the children were on reservation land.

But, sovereignty issues were swept aside by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court on Dec. 20 when it ruled the children had to be returned…

Read the full article at the Rapid City Journal website.