(a) The courts of this State shall give full faith and credit to a judgment, decree, or order signed by a judicial officer of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and filed in the Cherokee Tribal Court to the same extent as is given a judgment, decree, or order of another state, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section; provided that the judgments, decrees, and orders of the courts of this State are given full faith and credit by the Tribal Court of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
(b) Judgments, decrees, and orders specified in subsection (a) of this section shall be given full faith and credit subject to the provisions of G.S. 1C-1705, G.S. 1C-1708, G.S. 1C-1804, and G.S. 1C-1805 and shall be considered a foreign judgment for purposes of these statutes. (2001-456, s. 1.)
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