Applications and Family Tree Forms for Enrollment are available here on this website.
Membership requirements: All persons living whose names are listed on the Public Domain Census Roll of January 1, 1940, prepared by the Grand Ronde-Siletz Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs; or who is a lineal descendant of a public domain allottee of Western Oregon who was a member of the Coos, Lower Umpqua or Siuslaw Indians; or who is a lineal descendant of a Coos, Lower Umpqua or Siuslaw Indian on the Census Roll of 1940, or any other roll prepared by the Department of Interior prior to the adoption date of our Constitution on May 23, 1987.
You will be asked to submit the following with your application:
- Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Marriage Certificate
- Copy of Social Security Card
- Family Tree form
- Copy of Guardianship or Custody Document if applicable
- And/or any other documents supporting birth and genealogical information
DNA testing is also required as a part of the application process.
The Enrollment Committee meets four (4) times a year in February, May, August and November to review and approve completed applications. After review and approval of the applicants’ the names are published in the Tribal Newsletter , the following month, for the required thirty (30) days. Following publication the applicants’ names are presented to the Tribal Council for final approval at the next Regular Council Meeting. When final approval for membership is granted, the new member will be notified and a Tribal membership number will be assigned. You will then be eligible to receive an official Tribal Enrollment Card with your photo.