Records Management/Enrollment Office 

The Office of Records Management/Enrollment is responsible for maintaining and updating the official records of the tribes, keeping the official individual files for the membership and their descendants and updating the files on a daily basis.  This includes, but is not limited to, resolutions and minutes from 1935 to present and files on active tribal members as well as the files of deceased members.  Other responsibilities include the disbursement of per-capita checks, direct deposit, address changes, research, providing certificate of Indian Blood, official tribal ID’s to membership, notifying departments on per-capita holds from previous payouts, and provide accounting with per-capita check register for reconciliation, and presentations to council on membership applications for approval/disapproval.

AVAILABLE FORMS & POLICIES

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR ENROLLMENT:

BORN BETWEEN May 4, 1960 to Present (Ord.#35A)

BORN BETWEEN Nov 24,1953 to May 4, 1960 (Ord. 18A)

BORN BETWEEN Apr 3, 1951 to  Nov. 23, 1953 (Ord. 10A)

BORN BETWEEN June 20, 1946 to Apr. 2, 1953 (Ord. 4A)

BORN BETWEEN 1935 AND MAY 4, 1960

BORN PRIOR 1935 (AMENDED #1)

Special Conditions existed for eligibility prior to May 4, 1960. Individuals maintained or retained their residency requirements if:

DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE USED FOR BLOOD DEGREE CORRECTIONS/ ENROLLMENTS

Birth: A birth certificate is the best proof of birth. It will legally establish the birth of a child and to whom. In the event that no birth certificate exists the following documents may be accepted at the discretion of the Council:

Death:

Marriage: Marriage certificate issued by the state. Certified copies of marriage certificates can be obtained by writing to the County recorder in the County where the license was issued, or to the State Department of Vital Statistics. In the event that no marriage certificate exists the following documents may be accepted at the discretion of the Council:

Paternity: If the father’s name is not on the birth certificate, the following documentation may be considered:

**Affidavits are signed, notarized statements that something is true. It is best to obtain affidavits from persons who have no direct interest in a question, but do have knowledge about it. Affidavits are useful forms of proof when no official records can be obtained, but their value is very limited. If affidavits must be used, and can be made by reliable persons, three affidavits may be considered acceptable proof. Affidavits should be from persons who were alive at the time and old enough at that time to have personal knowledge of the facts that are sworn to. Any other testimony is "hearsay" and therefore not acceptable. Affidavits should state when and where the person was born, and who the parents were. Where there is a question of paternity, this affidavit alone should not be used as evidence.

SOURCES FROM WHICH DOCUMENTATION CAN BE OBTAINED: