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Yurok Const. Art. II. Membership

Yurok Tribal Const. Art. II, § 1

The Yurok Tribe of California

Constitution of the Yurok Tribe

Article II-membership

SECTION 1. Base Membership Roll

Those persons on the Settlement Roll who made or were deemed to have made an election pursuant to the Yurok Tribal Membership Option shall constitute the base membership roll of the Yurok Tribe.

Yurok Tribal Constitution Art. II, § 1, Yurok Const. Art. II, § 1

 

Yurok Const. Art. II, § 2

SECTION 2. Yurok Tribal Membership Roll

Yurok Tribal Const. Art. II, § 2

The Yurok Tribe of California

Constitution of the Yurok Tribe

Article Ii-membership

SECTION 2. Yurok Tribal Membership Roll

After approval of the Yurok Tribal Constitution, a revised Yurok Tribal Membership Roll shall be prepared and periodically updated, that shall include all those persons on the Base Membership Roll and persons who apply for membership and meet the following criteria:

a) Has a biological parent who is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe, and

b) Possesses at least one-eighth (1/8) degree of Indian Blood. Indian Blood is defined as all U.S. Native American Indian or Alaskan Natives.

Yurok Tribal Constitution Art. II, § 2, Yurok Const. Art. II, § 2

 

Yurok Const. Art. II, § 3

SECTION 3. Tribal Membership Based Upon Extraordinary Circumstances

Yurok Tribal Const. Art. II, § 3

The Yurok Tribe of California

Constitution of the Yurok Tribe

Article Ii-membership

SECTION 3. Tribal Membership Based Upon Extraordinary Circumstances

In extraordinary circumstances, a person may be determined to be eligible for membership in the Yurok Tribe. For purposes of this subsection, “extraordinary circumstances” shall be defined to include:

a) Applicant must possess at least one-eighth (1/8) degree of Indian Blood (as defined in Article 11, Section 2), and be

b) A full or half sibling of an allottee of land on the Yurok Reservation with the same qualifying ancestry, and lineal descendants of such persons, or

c) Any adopted person whose biological parents would have qualified, or would have qualified if alive for the Yurok Membership Roll, or

d) Allottees of the Yurok Reservation, and lineal descendants of such persons, when that applicant and lineal ancestors have not been enrolled members of another Tribe.

Yurok Tribal Constitution Art. II, § 3, Yurok Const. Art. II, § 3

 

Yurok Const. Art. II, § 4

SECTION 4. Limitations on Membership

Yurok Tribal Const. Art. II, § 4

The Yurok Tribe of California

Constitution of the Yurok Tribe

Article Ii-membership

SECTION 4. Limitations on Membership

a) No person who exercised the lump sum buy-out option under 25 USC Section 13OOi,5(d) shall qualify for membership in the Yurok Tribe.

b) The Yurok Tribe does not allow “Dual Enrollment”. No person who is a member of any other Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, shall qualify for membership or remain in the Yurok Tribe, unless he or she has relinquished in writing his or her membership in such other Tribe.

c) No person who is a lineal descendant of a present or former member of another Tribe and who is without a parent enrolled with the Yurok Tribe shall qualify for membership in the Yurok Tribe.

Yurok Tribal Constitution Art. II, § 4, Yurok Const. Art. II, § 4

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