District court had subject matter jurisdiction, under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), to decide child custody in divorce action involving former wife, a member of an Indian tribe, and former husband; Tribal Court decision explicitly dismissed tribal court divorce action with prejudice, district court subsequently issued initial child custody determination, and district court retained exclusive continuing jurisdiction over child custody.
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