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Enrollment & Election Office

The Enrollment & Election Office is responsible for distributing and receiving enrollment applications, issuing tribal id's, keeping all enrollment files up to date, and maintaining an address database of all Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal members. Conducting yearly elections under the direction of the Election Board, while maintaining confidentiality.

The Enrollment Department is responsible for distributing and receiving enrollment applications, issuing tribal id's, keeping all enrollment files up to date, and maintaining an address database of all Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal members. Conducting yearly elections under the direction of the Election Board, while maintaining confidentiality.

Enrollment:

Statement of Authority 

The Enrollment Ordinance is promulgated pursuant to authority contained in the Constitution of the Howon-quet Indian Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation for the Tolowa Indians, adopted on June 27, 1987 by the General Membership; Section 6: Article II, Membership.

Statement of Purpose 

This Enrollment Ordinance is established to define and regulate membership with the Howonquet Indian Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in accordance with the Constitution of the Howonquet Indian Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. And to establish fair and uniform enrollment procedures which afford due pro-cess of the laws to all persons applying for enrollment.

This Enrollment Ordinance formally establishes an Enrollment Committee and directs Tribal Council. The Tribal Council bears the responsibility for assuring compliance with the Tribal Constitution and Enrollment Ordinance

Election:

Statement of Authority

The Election Ordinance is promulgated pursuant to authority expressed within the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation of the, adopted June 27, 1987 by the General Membership, ARTICLE IX, Section 1 through 5 Elections.

Statement of Purpose 

This Ordinance is intended to define fair and uniform procedures for voter registration, qualification, and par-ticipation in the electoral and petition processes in accordance with the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.

  • Enrollment Application
  • Tribal ID
  • Membership Certificatin
  • Address/Name Change
  • DMV Exemption
  • Voter Registration Form
  • Nominee Packet

 

Important items to keep the Enrollment Department current are:

  • Name Change: Due to marriage or divorce - a copy of certificate
  • Address: For each family member living in the home.
  • Address change form [.pdf]
  • Births: Copy of birth certificate
  • Family tree form [.pdf]
  • Deaths: Copy of death certificate
  • Court Filings: Copy of custody proceeding or adoption (confidential)

Nomination 

 Nominations for the Tribal Council will be made during the General Membership meeting in accordance with the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ne’ Nation. Nominations will be accepted from the General Membership present. Written nominations received at the Tribal Office by the close of business on the last business day prior to the General Membership meeting will also be accepted and presented to the General Membership,

 Nominees shall decline or confirm their acceptance for candidacy in writing to the Tribal Council within seven (7) business days after the General Council meeting. Nominees shall decline under penalty of per-jury, that they meet the qualifications to be a candidate for Tribal Council. At the time of nomination ac-ceptance, candidates will be issued an Election Packet that will include the Voter Registered List. Candi-dates shall agree to use the Voter Registration List only for legitimate campaign purpose.

Eligibility to Vote 

All enrolled citizens of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and registered in accordance with ARTICLE IV of this Ordinance shall be eligible to sign petitions and vote in all elections as provided for in this Ordinance and the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.

Eligibility to Hold Tribal Council Seat 

Any enrolled citizen that is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of nomination, who has never been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude in any jurisdiction, and has continued resided within Del Norte, Humboldt, Curry, Josephine and Coos counties for a period of one (1) year immediately prior to being nominated as a candidate for the Council that has been nominated in accordance with the Constitution and this Ordinance shall be eligible to seek abd hold Tribal Council office.

Office Location

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255

Enrollment Department Staff

Theresa Ferrer

Enrollment Specialist

707-487-9255 x 1120
Emailtheresa.buckskin@tolowa-nsn.gov

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