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Enrollment and Records Office

ENROLLMENT DEFINITIONS

Tribal Baserolls For purposes of enrollment, the primary baserolls are the 1900 and/or 1910 Federal Indian census records for Robeson and adjoining counties (excluding Columbus County, NC). For a complete listing click here and view Section 1(a) of the tribal enrollment ordinance. 

Certified Birth Certificate Official birth certificate issued by the County Register of Deeds. For purposes of enrollment, we require the type of birth certificate that records the name(s) of parent(s).  Certified birth certificates must be issued from the county of birth.  Birth certificates will only be accepted from the state when the county does not issue birth records.

Amended Birth Certificate An amended birth certificate is a birth certificate issued when there is a change to the original record. Such changes occur when a child is adopted (and the adopting parent(s) are listed as parent(s) rather than the biological parent(s) or to correct errors (i.e. mis-spelling of name) on the original birth certificate.

Lineage Chart This is the family tree and is always filed as the first page of the Lumbee Tribal Enrollment Application.

Enrollment Card Photo ID Card given to enrolled tribal members that lists enrollment number, address, date card was issued, and seven (7) year expiration date.

Permanent Enrollment Card Photo ID Card given to enrolled members fifty-five (55) and older that also lists enrollment number, address, and date card was issued. This card has no expiration date and is free to members sixty-two (62) and over.

Descendancy Card This card is available for individuals who are descendants of the Lumbee tribe but are ineligible for membership because of insufficient tribal contact. This card does not entitle the descendant to any privileges or voting rights within the tribe.

Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) A CIB is a certificate that gives the Lumbee blood degree of individuals who link back to the baserolls. It is primarily used by students applying for scholarships or any other program where proof of blood quantum is required. (This certificate cannot be used to apply for services, benefits, or privileges that are restricted to members of federally recognized tribes.)

Certificate of Enrollment In lieu of the tribal enrollment card the office can issue a certificate that is free to the member.

Restoration Fine This fine must be paid prior to an enrolled member updating if their card has expired or they have never updated (minors will not be charged this fine).

Tuition Waivers For educational purposes, some states “waive” tuition for students attending post-secondary schools or institutions of higher education based on their blood degree. These waivers are commonly referred to as “tuition waivers.” To find out if your state offers tuition waivers, please contact the institution that you will be attending. Unfortunately, the Lumbee Tribe does not offer any educational scholarships or tuition waivers.


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