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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the juvenile court denying the motion to intervene filed by Red Lack Tribe of Chippewa Indians in this termination of parental rights matter, holding that there was no error.
After the juvenile court granted the State's motion to adjudicate Children as minors for purposes of Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-247(3)(a) the State sought certification. The Tribe sought intervention, but the State argued against intervention because Children were not Indian children for purposes of ICWA. The juvenile court granted intervention but then vacated its order granting the Tribe's motion to intervene. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Children were not currently Indian children for purposes of ICWA, and the juvenile court did not err in denying the Tribe's motion to intervene.