Rosemary White Shield, Supervisor
65 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101
651-293-5191 | Directions
Tribal EnrollmentTribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribalconstitutions, articles of incorporation or ordinances. The criterionvaries from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements do notexist.
Two common requirements for membership are linealdecendency from someone named on the tribe's Dawes Rolls or relationshipto a tribal member who descended from someone named on the Rolls. Other conditions such as tribal blood quantum, tribal residency, orcontinued contact with the tribe are common.
Applying for EnrollmentAfter you have determined the tribe with which yourancestor was affiliatedand documented your ancestry (through birth certificates showing relation to family member you believe is enrolled), you are ready to contact the tribe directly toobtain their criteria for membership.
Certificate of Indian BloodWhen students are applying for Native American scholarships or tuition waivers, they will often need to document tribal enrollment or relation to tribally enrolled parent, grandparent, etc. Students should contact their tribe and request a CIB (certificate of Indian blood). This will include their blood fraction and tribal enrollment number. They should photocopy their CIB and send a copy with their scholarship applications as needed.