March 24, 2005

Enrollment requirements of the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians


There are only three requirements for enrollment in the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation.

Section 1:

The membership of the Fort Independence Community shall consist of:

A. All Fort Independence allottees who are living on the date of the adoption of these Articles of Association. (Approved January 20, 1965, Adopted: 1999)

B. All living blood line descendants of Fort Independence allottees, regardless of whether the allottees are living or deceased, provided such descendants possess at least 1/16 degree Indian blood.

Section 2.

A person, or his descendants, who has been allotted on another reservation or is officially enrolled with or is a recognized member of some other tribe or band shall not be enrolled. A “recognized member of another tribe or band” is a person whose name is listed on the census roll of another tribe or band, or has received a land use assignment on another reservation.

Section 3.

The official membership roll shall be prepared in accordance with an ordinance adopted by the general council and approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs or his authorized representative. Such ordinance shall contain provisions for enrollment procedures, enrollment committee, application form, approval or disapproval of application, rejection notice, appeals, and provisions for keeping the roll on a current basis.


Articles of Association of the Fort Independence Indian Community, California, Approved January 20, 1965, by a vote of 40 for, 5 against.

Paiute Indians
About Raven SiJohn

Leave a Reply