Tribal Identification Cards
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, issues tribal identification cards to enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Member’s aged 16 and older. Tribal identification cards show proof that an individual is enrolled with a federally recognized indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community. Minors are required to have their legal guardian(s) or parent(s) that is listed in our database with them, at the time they apply for their tribal identification card.
The first issued tribal identification card is free. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal members must bring proof of identity for their first tribal identification card. Members may bring in one of the following Ids for proof of identity.
-Non-expired driver’s license with picture
-Non-expired state identification card with picture
If the tribal member does not have a picture ID, they may bring in both the ORIGINAL birth certificate and ORIGINAL social security card together for proof of identity. Copies of either document is not acceptable.
Should your tribal identification card become lost, stolen, or damaged, a new card replacement will cost $7.00.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Members who live out of state will need to mail in the following items for a tribal identification card.
–COLORED photo copy of non-expired driver’s license or state identification card with picture
– Signed notarized statement requesting a tribal identification card and where to send the card to.
– $7.00 MONEY ORDER
– Write your signature on another sheet of paper 4 times. (leave space between each signature)
– Write down your height, weight, natural hair color, natural eye color and the last four numbers of social security number.
Mail all the above mentioned items to: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Department of Enrollment
PO Box 134
Concho, OK 73022
Once all the above mentioned items have been received the Enrollment Department will import all of the info onto a tribal identification card and mail the card out to the enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Member.
Tribal members cannot pick up tribal identification cards for anyone else, but themselves.
CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood)
A CDIB known as a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, is a document that certifies that an enrolled tribal member possesses a specific amount of Cheyenne and Arapaho blood. CDIBs are free for tribal members. CDIBs can be requested in office or by calling the Department of Enrollment’s main phone number at 405-422-7600.
Tribal member cannot pick up CDIBs for anyone else, but themselves.
CDIB II (descendancy letters)
CDIB II or also known as descendancy letter shows proof that an individual possess blood of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, but is NOT an enrolled tribal member.
Requirements for CDIB II
- 1 biological parent must at least be enrolled with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Descendants do not receive tribal benefits, although some Indian Health Service Clinics will accept descendancy letters. Call your local Indian Health Service Clinic to find out if they accept CDIB II (descendancy letters) for services.
Minors that have a CDIB II are eligible for school supplies with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Johnson O’ Malley Program (JOM). Minors can also receive assistants through the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Respect Program for sport leagues & uniform assistance. Contact each program for more details.
Change of Address for Tribal Members
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Members should always keep their mailing address current with the Department of Enrollment. Tribal members will need to fill out a Change of Address Form in order to change their address. We cannot accept hand written letters or telephone calls to change a member’s mailing address. Change of Address Forms are available on this website to print off or may be requested by mail. Please contact the Department of Enrollment’s main phone number at 405-422-7600 to request a form.
BIA-4432 Forms (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment )
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal members who are seeking employment in the Indian Health Service and/or Indian Affairs use this form to establish evidence of Indian preference as part of the application. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Members can request this form through the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Enrollment or through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Department of Enrollment offers free notary services to enrolled tribal members. Tribal members must provide a non-expired driver’s license, state identification card, or tribal identification card to receive services.
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