The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are located on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho, between the cities of Pocatello, American Falls, and Blackfoot. The Reservation is divided into five districts: Fort Hall, Lincoln Creek, Ross Fork, Gibson, and Bannock Creek. Currently, 97% of the Reservation lands are owned by the Tribes and individual Indian ownership.
The Tribes are composed of several Shoshone and Bannock bands that were forced to the Fort Hall Reservation, which eventually became the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. There are approximately 5,681 enrolled tribal members with a majority living on or near the Fort Hall Reservation. Through its self-governing rights afforded under the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the Tribes manages its own schools, post office, grocery store, waste disposal, agriculture and commercial businesses, rural transits, casinos, and more.
The tribal government offices and most tribal business enterprises are located eight miles north of Pocatello in Fort Hall. A recent economic impact study found that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes government, businesses, support agencies and lands generate more than 4,000 jobs and add $330 million annually to the eastern Idaho economy. Read more about the economic impact study.
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Tribal Exemption Application
As part of the Affordable Care Act, every person needs to have health coverage or make a payment on their federal income tax return called the "Shared responsibility payment."
All members of a Native American Tribe are exempt from making this payment. If you don't file a federal income tax return then you do not need to fill the application out. It is important to complete the 2 page application and mail out.
If you get the exemption, the Health Insurance Marketplace will give you an Exemption Certificate Number that you will need to put on your federal income tax return. So it is important to fill it out in advance to get a number.
To get help with this application contact our local Indian Health Service Clinic representative: Ms. Dora Truchot, Benefits Coordinator & Certified Application Counselor at (208) 238-5442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday thru Friday, 8AM-4PM.
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As of March 2014, there were 5,826 enrolled
Shoshone-Bannock tribal members: of the tribal membership
4,038 reside on the Fort Hall Reservation.
There are 5,762 people living on the
Fort Hall Reservation. Of those 1,826 identify
themselves as Non-Indian.
There are a total of 1,779 households
on the Fort Hall Reservation.
The median age of reservation residents
Source: 2000 Census Bureau statistics