Office of Tribal Clerk
The Tribal Enrollment Office will be close each day from 12:00 until 1:00 for Lunch
MESSAGE FROM THE LUMBEE TRIBAL ENROLLMENT OFFICE (Pembroke, NC)
May 2011 – As decided upon by the Lumbee Tribal Council during their monthly council meeting on May 19th , the tribal rolls will officially reopen on June 27, 2011. The Enrollment and Records office will begin taking applications on that day and will be doing so by appointment only. The staff will begin scheduling appointments on June 13, 2011. You may call (910) 521-2843 to schedule your appointment between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays and the archiving week, which is the last full week of each month set aside for the archival of records).
All new enrollments will have to make an appointment, regardless of age or the distance traveled. If you are an enrolled parent wishing to enroll a minor child(ren) (under 18), please let the staff know so that we may record that information, along with your enrollment number, date of birth, and the number to be enrolled. Also, if you have received a “Pending” certificate, you do not need an appointment-you will be issued a number upon the opening of the rolls.
Applications can be downloaded and printed from our website, Enrollment Application (requires Adobe Acrobat and print on legal size paper). Due to costs, we will be unable to mail you an application. If you do not have a computer or the internet, we will have applications on hand for you to complete when you arrive for your appointment. It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes early so you will have adequate time to complete forms. Bring all required information on the day of your appointment (certified birth certificates that records parents’ names for the person to be enrolled including their social security cards for each person to be enrolled). A photo ID will be required for adults. Failure to bring this required information may delay or prevent enrollment. Please note that minors do not need to be present in order for the parent to enroll them. If you want a picture ID card for your child, the child will have to be present.
Again, first time applicants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to their scheduled appointment. Please be aware that if you are unable to keep your appointment date, you may not be able to reschedule until several weeks or months. Let us know if you are not able to make your appointment so we can give that time slot to someone else.
The tribal rolls will remain open until 5:00 pm on October 11, 2011. Then, Rolls will close for the purpose of conducting the yearly election, which always occurs in November. After the election has been conducted, the rolls will re-open at 9:00 am on December 12, 2011; again, we will be enrolling by appointments only.
For those members who are enrolled and only need to update their membership, we will continue to take re-certifications on a walk-in basis during normal operating hours, which will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, closing from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm for lunch.
Fees: ID card is $5.00; free if you are 62 years or older A certificate of enrollment is free (if you elect not to get the ID card)
Further information: Ruth B. Locklear 910-522-5471 (weekdays) Reena Locklear 910-522-5474 (weekdays)
Applications for tribal enrollment are available at the Tribal Offices or may be downloaded below. All instructions must be followed.
Enrollment Application (requires Adobe Acrobat and print on legal size paper)
Lineage Chart (requires Adobe Acrobat and print on legal size paper)
Applicant should have all requested documents and a completed application prior to their scheduled appointment. No applications will be processed without supporting documentation and a complete application. Applicant must bring application at the time of their scheduled appointment. No applications will be accepted by mail.
All persons applying for enrollment must appear at the Office of Tribal Enrollment and Records during their scheduled appointment.
Beginning July 1, 2007, updated replacement cards (re-certifications) for current members will be issued on Monday thru Friday on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a. am. - 4:30 p.m.The office will prospectively close for lunch at 12:30 to 1:30, unless otherwise posted.
As enacted by the Tribal Council, beginning June 23, 2007 every member who comes in after this date will have an expiration date of seven years from the date of re-certification, regardless of whether they live inside the tribal territory (Robeson, Scotland, Hoke, and Cumberland Counties) or out. The deadline for re-certifying cards has been extended until June 23, 2009. This deadline only applies to members currently enrolled with the Lumbee Tribe. Re-certification does not apply to individuals who have yet to be enrolled. We have now posted online the blank re certification form that you can print at home and fill out prior to coming into the office. This will speed up the process for yourself and the office staff.
To update their information tribal members must appear at the Office of Tribal Enrollment and Records and present their old enrollment card, a driver’s license or picture identification, and a certified birth certificate with parents names listed. Exceptions are those who are incapacitated, incarcerated, elderly (55 years of age or older), or members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Under these circumstances, individuals may authorize someone to act on their behalf.
Senior citizens, age 62 and older, cards are free of charge. Enrolled members under the age of 18 will be issued a verification form free of charge in lieu of card by request of parent.. For a fee of $5 a new tribal enrollment card can be obtained.
The Enrollment Office will be closed on the following dates for archiving:
•Prospectively the last full week of each month. Call for more info.
•Prospectively the last full week of each month. Call for more info.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
For issuance of the first card $5
For replacement of lost card $5
For renewal of card or tribal membership $5
Certificate of Indian Blood $30
Verification of enrollment FREE
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Office of Tribal Enrollment and Records
LUMBEE TRIBAL ENROLLMENT AND RECORDS
P. O. Box 2709
6984 NC Hwy 711
Pembroke, NC 28372
Lumbee Enrollment FAQ
1. Can I enroll my children or myself? NO. Lumbee Tribal rolls are closed at the moment. The executive branch(Tribal Enrollment) has no idea when the rolls will re-open. The Lumbee Tribal Council opens and closes the rolls, not us. Contact your Tribal Council Representative for more information on when rolls will open. When rolls are opened by the Tribal Council we will post it online and spread the word as quickly as possible.
2. I already have the picture enrollment card. Do I need to get another one? Check the expiration date on your card. If it expires before 6/23/2009, you need to get another card. If it expires after 6/23/2009, you will need to replace the card on or shortly before that date.
3. What happens if I don't update my card by June 23, 2009? You will remain on Lumbee Tribal Rolls, but you will be classified as an INACTIVE MEMBER. This means you won't be eligible to vote in TRIBAL ELECTIONS or receive services through the tribe. Once you do come in and update, your enrollment status will be changes back to ACTIVE , however you will be under the penalty of losing your right to vote and receiving tribal services for one year from the date you update.
4. Do I need my birth certificate to update my enrollment card? YES. We probably already have it, but you should bring the birth certificate in the event we don't have it already in the system. We only accept birth certificates that list the parent(s) .
5. What if I am enrolled by can not find my old tribal card? As long as you bring your photo id and birth certificate we can pull up your chart from our records and work from there. It is very important for you to bring your id and birth certificate to make the process go as quickly as possible.
6. When can I come in to update my enrollment and get the new picture enrollment card? The Enrollment Office is closed for all holidays and we close the last full week of each month to allow the office staff to input and archive current records. Beginning July 1, 2007, updated replacement cards (re-certifications) for current members will be issued on Monday thru Friday on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a. am. - 4:30 p.m.The office will prospectively close for lunch at 12:30 to 1:30, unless otherwise posted.
7. Why are the rolls closed? Lumbee Tribal Council always closes the lumbee rolls 30 day prior and after any Lumbee elections for verification purposes. Also while the Lumbee Bill is in Congress pending a vote the rolls are kept close for federal purposes to keep numbers presented to both houses consistent. After any legislative action the lumbee Tribal Council will determine when the appropriate time to open rolls.
8. Is there a form I can fill out early to help speed the process up when I get into the office? Yes, we have now posted the Re certification application online for individuals if they can print the form at home and have it filled out when they come into the office. This will save you some considerable time especially if you bring with you all the other documents requested.
Ruth B. Locklear, Tribal Clerk & Enrollment Director
Reena Locklear , Assistant Director of Tribal Enrollment & Records
Nakisha Locklear , Tribal Genealogist Specialist
Eva Sampson, Enrollment Intake Specialist
Clara Oxendine, Enrollment Receptionist
Jane Barnhill, Clerk