Government Records Department

Office Location

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

Department Overview

Government Records

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Enrollment and Elections Office

The Enrollment and Elections 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.

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.

 

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)

Department Staff

Theresa Ferrer

Enrollment Specialist

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

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