Enrollment Requirements of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation

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Enrollment requirements of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation requires members to live on the reservation at least one year out of three and also requires a blood quantum of at least 1/4 Paiute or Shoshone ancestry.

  SECTION 1.
The membership of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe shall consist of–

(a)  All original allottees at Fort McDermitt, and such of their descendants  as do now maintain a bona-fide residence on the former Fort McDermitt  Military Reserve.

(b)  Every child of one-fourth or more Indian blood both of whose parents are members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone.

SECTION 2.
The Tribal Council shall have the power, by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of its members, to admit to tribal membership:

(a)  Any person of one-quarter or more Paiute or Shoshone Indian blood.

(b)  Any person of one-half or more Indian blood married to a member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe.

SECTION 3.

(a)  The Tribal Council shall cancel the membership of any adult person who makes application to sever his tribal relations, and thereafter  such person shall cease to hold membership in the tribe.

(b)  The Tribal Council may by a two-thirds vote cancel the membership of any person who has not lived within the jurisdiction of the tribe for at least 1 year during the preceding 3 years, provided that this             power shall become effective 1 year after the adoption and ratification of this constitution.