9.15.80 Principles of Law.
(a) Unless displaced by particular provisions of this chapter, the principles of law and fair dealing supplement this chapter.
(b) The law of the community shall be controlling. The law of the community consists of the Tribal Government Code and the common law of the community. The common law of the community is composed of both the unwritten customary law of the community and the rules of law and decisions of the Tribal Court.
(c) In cases where the Tribal Government Code or the common law is silent as to an issue of procedural law, the Tribal Court may, at its discretion, use procedural rules or laws of the United States to fashion a remedy.
(d) In determining issues of law, the Tribal Court may use as a resource cases decided by the courts:
(1) Of other Indian tribes;
(2) Of the United States; and
(3) Of the several states of the United States.
(e) Incorporation or membership in a corporation under this chapter creates a contractual relationship with the community and is considered consent to Tribal Court jurisdiction.
(f) Any officer or employee of a corporation is part of a contractual relationship with the community and consents to Tribal Court jurisdiction. [Res. 2011-32; 2008 Code § 22.214.171.124]