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Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Enrollment

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes issue tribal identification cards to enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Members aged 16 and older.

Department of Enrollment
Fax: 405.422.8238
405.422.7600

Enrollment Information

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Enrollment Department provides the following services:

– Enrollment application processing for tribal membership with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

– Issue Tribal Identification Cards

– Paper CDIBs (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood)

– CDIB II (descendancy letters)

– Issue employee badges

– Change of Address Forms for tribal members

– BIA-4432 Forms (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment )

– Free Notary Service

Membership Requirements

As stated in the current Constitution of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Article IV – Membership:

Section 1. Requirements. The Membership of the Tribes shall consist of the following person:

  1. All persons who names appear on the tribal membership roll prepared pursuant to the Act of October 31, 1967; provided that corrections may be made to the roll at any time, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.
  2. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of blood of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born after October 31, 1967, but prior to the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975, both of whose parents are members of the tribe.
  3. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of blood of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born after October 31, 1967, but prior to the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975, if such is admitted to membership by a majority vote of the Legislature certifying compliance with this section.
  4. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born to a member of the tribes after the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975.

The Department of Enrollment shall keep the Membership Roll current by adding births and deleting deaths.

Section 2. Other Tribes. Persons who possess blood of another Indian tribe shall not be enrolled if they have shared in any land or money by virtue of having been enrolled as a member of the other tribe.

Section 3. Blood Degree. For purposes of determining degree of Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian blood possessed by applicants for membership, the degree of Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian blood shown on October 31, 1967, roll shall govern, Corrections may be made in degree of Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian blood shown on the roll if a request, in writing, is received from the enrollee or one of his descendants, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. The burden of proof in establishing a degree of Indian blood other than that shown on the roll is on the party making the request.

Section 4. Future Membership. The tribal council shall have the power to enact resolutions and/or ordinances, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, governing future membership and the adoption of new members.

Genealogy Research

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Enrollment does not process genealogy requests or offer genealogy services to the public. However, there are innumerable resources available for researching and tracing your genealogy or completing your family tree.

https://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/free-us-Indian-census-rolls.htm

http://www.okhistory.org/research/genealogy

https://www.findagrave.com/