It is important to remember that each Tribe sets its own standards for tribal enrollment and membership. Contact the Tribal Enrollment Specialist for more information.
In order to enroll with KIC, an applicant must be able to show blood degree or lineal descendent of a member listed on the Base Roll1 or on the current roll, for example, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent. A KIC Enrollment Application sent through the mail must be complete, notarized and the original application.
Applicants are responsible for providing any documentation such as state issued birth Certificates or Death Certificates, to prove their connection to a KIC member on the Base Roll.
KIC has a Dual Enrollment policy. If you are enrolled in another tribe it will be necessary to provide documents that confirms you have relinquished that enrollment. Likewise, if you are applying to enroll in a tribe other than KIC, they will require you to relinquish your enrollment with KIC. This is easily accomplished with a notarized KIC Relinquishment Form requesting your removal from the rolls. KIC has Notary Publics available to help you during their office hours. Your application will be presented to the Tribal Council at the meeting following your submission of the Relinquishment Form.
The Enrollment Office is able to provide you proof of enrollment through a Tribal ID card, an Enrollment Status Form, or any authorized Forms required by the BIA, colleges, reservation businesses or federal contractors. Unfortunately, KIC is not authorized to produce Certificates of Indian Blood (CIB’s).
Please know some programs require being enrolled in KIC. Being seen at the Tribal Health Clinic does not. In order to access clinic services you must be able to show a blood degree and proof of residency. Please contact the Business Office for more information on this.
1 KIC’s Base Roll is actually the census that was conducted in 1939 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in order to establish a voters list for the Constitutional Election creating KIC. In 1991, KIC’s Tribal Council adopted this document as the Reconstructed Base Roll.
Members who experience a change in address should notify the Enrollment Office.
Enrollment Records are separate than Medical or Dental Records. HIPPA Laws require confidentiality to information received from members.
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