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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Code.

11.01.040 Inheritance by Illegitimate Children

Every illegitimate child is an heir or the person who in writing, signed in the presence of a competent witness, acknowledges himself to be the father of such child; and in all cases is heir of his mother; and inherits in whole or in part as the case may be, in the same manner as if he had been born in lawful wedlock. He shall represent his mother equally with her legitimate children by inheriting any part of estate of her kindred, either lineal or collateral, but he does not represent his father by inheriting any part of the estate of his kindred, either lineal or collateral, unless before his death his parents shall have intermarried, and his father after such marriage acknowledges him as his child, or adopts him into his family, in which case such child and all legitimate children are considered brothers and sisters, and on the death of either of them, intestate and without issue, the others inherit his estate, and are heirs as herein before provided, in like manner as if all the children had been legitimate, saving to the father and the mother respectively their rights in the estates of all children in like manner as if all had been legitimate.