Enrollment requirements for the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck

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A person must meet one of the following requirements to be enrolled in the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck:

(a)

Basic Rolls. Each living person of Assiniboine and/or Sioux blood whose name appears on either the 1932 annuity payment roll or an allotment schedule prepared and approved pursuant to the Acts of February 8, 1887 (24Stat. 388), February28,1891(26 Stat. 794), May 30,1908 (35 Stat. 558), August 1, 1914 (38 Stat. 593), February 14, 1920 (41 Stat. 408), and March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1401), provided that he or she is not enrolled as a member of some other tribe.

(b)

Descendants of Persons on Basic Roll. Each living person who is of one-fourth (1/4) or more Assiniboine or Sioux blood born prior to the effective date of this constitution who is a lineal descendant of a person whose name appears on one or both of the documents specified in (a) of this Section regardless of whether such annuitant or allottee is living or deceased, provided that he or she is not a member of some other tribe at the time of application for enrollment and provided further, that he or she is a citizen of the United States. Any such person may apply for enrollment at any time.

(AMENDMENT NO. 1 AS PER REFERENDUM VOTE OF 05/07/88.)

(c)

Adoptees. Each person adopted into tribal membership by the General Council prior to the effective date of this Constitution whose adoption was approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or his authorized representative, provided such adoptee has not subsequently become enrolled as a member of some other tribe.

(d)

Future Members. Each child of one-fourth (1/4) or more Assiniboine and/or Sioux blood born after the effective date of this ordinance to any member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, provided that the child is not a member of some other tribe at the time of application for enrollment and provided further, and that the child is a citizen of the United States at the time of the child’s birth.

 

(AMENDMENT NO. 2 AS PER REFERENDUM VOTE OF 05/07/88.)

 

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Associate Members: Each child of one-eighth (1/8) or more but less than one-quarter (1/4), Assiniboine and/or Sioux blood born to any member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, provided the child is a citizen of the United States at the time of the child’s birth. Associate members shall not be eligible to vote in Tribal elections or to share in any distribution of tribal funds or property, but shall otherwise be eligible for benefits as Indians as provided by Law.