ELIBIBILITY FOR ENROLLMENT:
You are eligible to enroll if you are not enrolled in any other Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, and either possess ¼ Pit River Indian Blood OR are a child born to a person enrolled as a member of the Pit River Tribe regardless of your blood quantum (to qualify for enrollment as the child of a tribal member your members parents must be officially enrolled in the Pit River Tribe when you are born).
To establish your eligibility for enrollment as ¼ Pit River Indian, you must provide a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) issued certification of Indian Blood or other variable proof (official records of ancestry and blood quantum OR you may apply as a base roll member. Base roll members are people who appear on the official list of person accepted into Tribal Membership under the 64’ Constitution people who were listed by the BIA as eligible to vote are listed on the 1928 census as Pit River. Under the Constitution, base roll members as deemed to meet membership eligibility requirements.
FORMS: You must complete an official Pit River Enrollment Application in order to apply for enrollment. There are two different sets of forms. There are the regular enrollment forms for persons applying as ¼ Pit River or the child of a person official enrolled in the Pit River Tribe. This consists of the enrollment application (FORM No. ENR – 1) and a family tree chart (FORM No. ENR – 2). If you enroll as a base enrollee, your blood quantum will not be entered in Tribal Records, unless you submit a BIA issued Indian Blood Certification or also complete the regular enrollment application where more detailed ancestral information is provided.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED: If you are applying as ¼ Pit River or wish tribal records to reflect your actual degree of Indian Blood, you must provide BIA issued certificate or degree of Indian Blood or similar documentation showing ancestry and blood quantum.
If you are applying as the child of a person officially enrolled as a member of the Pit River, you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate and a copy of your parents marriage certificate. If your parents are not married and it is your father who is the officially enrolled member of the Pit River Tribe, you must provide proof of paternity (an affidavit acknowledging paternity signed before a judge or court order).
OTHER ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION MAY BE REQUIRED AS INDICATED ON ENROLLMENT APPLICATION FORMS.