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Page 11 CONTACT INFORMATION: Enrollment Department 26600 Mohave Road, Parker, AZ, 85344 (928) 669-1240 Phone (928) 669-1236 Fax AS OF JUNE 21,2022, THE COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP COUNT IS: 4,545 OUR STAFF: Enrollment Officer: Rochelle Booth, Assistant Enrollment Officer: Nikari Nez, Enrollment Secretary: Jessica Martin, UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The Enrollment Office makes continued efforts to update current tribal membership records. Each Tribal Member's file records must be accurate and up to date. Please notify the Enrollment office of any changes in your address, phone number, or name due to marriage or divorce. BIRTHS: If you or someone in your family is pregnant or has recently had a baby, please notify our office to begin the enrollment process. Due to the many changes implemented in the various tribal and government programs, tribal membership must be established for your newborns to protect their right of eligibility for services within our government. COURT DOCUMENTS FOR ESTABLISHING PATERNITY: Each year children are born to unmarried parents. Like all children, those born to unmarried parents deserve to know their identity or culture. If you are not married, even though the father's name is stated on the birth certificate, you must present a court document establishing paternity. It is imperative to your child that the father's Indian blood be documented so that your child and their children are eligible for future membership. You may seek assistance from the Colorado River Indian Tribes Legal Aid Department in establishing paternity through the CRIT Tribal Courts at (928) 669-1268. ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS: Applications for Enrollment can be obtained by calling the Enrollment Department, requesting in writing at the address above, or may be downloaded at www.crit- enrollment. All questions on the application must be completed in their entirety. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT ARE: ORIGINAL STATE CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE: The applicant's certified birth certificate must be submitted to the Enrollment Office. NOTE: Hospital lives birth certificates, Baptism certificates, notarized affidavits, and copies of birth certificates will not be processed without the applicant's original state-certified birth certificate. SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS: An original social security card is required. MARRIAGE LICENSE: A copy of a marriage license is required if the parents were married before the child's birth. COURT DOCUMENT OF PATERNITY: A court document establishing paternity will be required if the parents were not legally married before the child's birth. CERTIFICATE OF INDIAN BLOOD (CIB): A Certificate of Indian Blood is required if one of the applicant's parents is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe other than the Colorado River Indian Tribes. This ensures all Indian blood is calculated towards the applicant's total Indian blood quantum. THE REVIEWING PROCESS All applications are submitted to the Enrollment Committee for review every quarter. Quarterly meetings are held during the last week of March, June, September, and December. Special meetings are scheduled as required. WHAT WE DO The CRIT Tribal Enrollment office is responsible for all aspects of CRIT Tribal membership, which include: maintaining records of tribal members, enrolling new members, updating addresses, issuing membership cards, processing vehicle exemptions, conducting family and ancestral research, and the issuing Certifications of Indian Blood for our tribal members. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Feel free to contact the office or call us with questions about enrolling your child or tribal enrollment issues. SEEKING ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS The Colorado River Indian Tribes is seeking to fill the position of a Hopi and Navajo Alternate to serve on the Enrollment Committee. The role of a Hopi and Navajo Alternate will be appointed for indefinite tenure. The following requirements are: —Must be an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. —Must be fifty-five (55) years of age or older. —Must have residency within the boundaries of the Colorado River Indian Reservation and continuously maintain residence on the reservation throughout the tenure of membership. —Must be familiar with Tribal history, traditions, culture, and membership of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Applications are now available until July 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the Enrollment Department. Call for an appointment at (928) 669-1240. ATTENTION PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS & YOUTH: Use this excellent teaching tool to start conversations, and educate your families on their history and the importance of enrollment.