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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Code.

3.02.030 Oath

Every witness before testifying shall be required to express his purpose to testify only to the truth, by oath or affirmation as follows:

"You do solemnly swear that the evidence you shall give relative to the matter now before this Court or Tribunal, shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God".

Any person objecting to taking this oath shall be allowed to make affirmation, substituting for the "swear", the word "affirm", and for the words "so help you God" the following: "This you do under the pains and penalties of perjury".

Any person called to be an interpreter for any witness shall be required to express his purpose and be administered the following oath:

"You do solemnly swear that you will justly, truly, and impartially interpret to (the name of the witness) the oath about to be administered to him; and the questions which may be asked him and the answers that he shall give to such questions, relative to the cause now under consideration before this Court (or officer), so help you God".

If the interpreter objects to taking this oath, he may affirm in form as hereinbefore provided in case of witness.