Law & Order Code of  The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

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Section 1. Who Must file.

All persons not listed on the Tribe’s current membership roll as of the date this ordinance is adopted, who request membership in the Tribe, must file an enrollment application. Applications for minors or incompetents may be filed by the applicant’s parent or guardian as the sponsor for the applicant.

Section 2. Where to File.

All enrollment applications must be filed with the Enrollment Officer or a staff member designated by the Enrollment Officer to receive applications. Application forms may be obtained by oral or written request from the Tribe’s administrative offices.

Section 3. When to File.

There is no deadline established for filing enrollment applications, except when an enrollment cutoff date is authorized by the Tribal Council for specific distribution of tribal funds or for other purposes. The enrollment eligibility and enrollment application filing date for enrollment to share in such distribution or other purposes shall be set forth in specific regulations issued by the Tribal Council.

Section 4. What the Application Must Contain.

Each enrollment application muse be in its entirety and must contain sufficient personal information to properly the applicant’s eligibility for enrollment. The application must include the completed determine following:
(a) The applicant’s full name.
(b) The address of the applicant.
(c) The name(s) of the biological parent(s) through whom eligibility for membership is being claimed.
(d) The degree(s) of Indian blood and the names of the tribes of which Indian blood is claimed.
(e) The signature of the applicant or sponsor.
(f) If the application is filed by a sponsor, the name, address and relationship of the sponsor to the applicant.

The application must be accompanied by a certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or other legal document from a court of competent jurisdiction which evidences that the applicant is the biological child of the person(s) through whom eligibility for membership is claimed and which verifies the date of birth.

[Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 97-23, 7/16/1997]


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