As used in 626D chapter:
 1. “Tribal court” means any court of any Indian or Alaska native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the United States secretary of the interior recognizes as an Indian tribe.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 626D.2

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Iowa Code 651.1
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. “Tribal judgment” means a written, civil judgment, order, or decree of a tribal court of record duly authenticated in accordance with the laws and procedures of the tribe or tribal court of record and in accordance with 626D chapter. For purposes of this subsection, a “tribal court of record” is considered a court of record if the court maintains a permanent record of the tribal court’s proceedings, maintains either a transcript or electronic record of the tribal court’s proceedings, and provides that a final judgment of a tribal court is reviewable on appeal.