The enrollment requirements are contained in the Tribal Constitution Article II - Membership, Section 1(b): "All children born to any members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes who is a resident of the reservation at the time of the birth of the said children" and the Enrollment Procedure Act ENRL-07-S2.
To apply for enrollment, contact the Enrollment Department directly to obtain an application form. For more information, call (208) 478-3946 or stop by the office located in the northeast side of the Tribal Business Center between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Enrollment Department will ensure the confidentiality of all records as set forth in the tribes' Privacy Act.
The Fort Hall Business Council has selected five enrolled tribal members to serve on the Enrollment Committee. The committee functions in an advisory, advocacy and liaison capacity on membership to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The committee recommends approval or rejection on membership applications and reports directly to the Fort Hall Business Council. The committee meets Tuesday through Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to review applications and after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday to meet with applicants.
The duties of the Enrollment Department include: complete Certificates of Indian Blood (CIBs), assist with family trees, provide verification letters for enrollment status and gaming distributions and assist with Bureau of Indian Affairs probate and departmental requests. Staff members also issue tribal identification cards and assist with gathering supporting documentation for application requests.
Tribal identification cards range from $5 to $20 depending on whether the card is new, a duplicate or expired. Tribal ID cards are issued from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tribal members are reminded to please notify enrollment of address changes.
As of December 1, 2013, the total number of tribal members was 5,821.