Marriages between Indians consummated in accordance with tribal customs valid: Certificate of marriage; contents; recording
1. Marriages between Indians heretofore or hereafter consummated in accordance with tribal custom have the same validity as marriages performed in any other manner provided for by the laws of the State of Nevada.
2. A certificate of any such marriage may be signed by:
(a) An official of the tribe of which at least one of the parties is a member;
(b) An official of the reservation or colony in or upon which at least one of the parties shall at the time reside; or
(c) The superintendent of an Indian agency legally established in this State by the United States.
3. The certificate may be:
(a) If the board of county commissioners has adopted an ordinance pursuant to NRS 246.100, filed in the office of the county clerk of the county where such marriage took place, and within 30 days thereafter; or
(b) If the board of county commissioners has not adopted an ordinance pursuant to NRS 246.100, recorded in the office of the recorder of the county where such marriage took place, and within 30 days thereafter,
Ê and such certificate or a certified copy thereof is prima facie evidence of the facts therein recited.
4. The certificate must give the names of the parties married, their ages, tribe, and the place and date of the marriage, and must show the official status of the person signing the same.
5. Any certificate, affidavit or other type of proof recognized by the United States, or any department thereof, as proof of a valid tribal marriage, regardless of when or where the tribal marriage was entered into, is proof of the validity of the tribal marriage in the State of Nevada.
[1:97:1945; 1943 NCL § 4072.03] + [2:97:1945; 1943 NCL § 4072.04] + [3:97:1945; 1943 NCL § 4072.05]?(NRS A 2007, 890)
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