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-2014-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 appointed 5 tribal members to serve on the Enrollment Committee with the authority to approve or deny enrollment applications or disenroll Tribal members. The Enrollment Committee also reviews all enrollment applications and investigates, researches, and develops necessary information for its determinations. The committee meets Monday thru Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to review applications and Thursdays are reserved 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. - 4:30 p.m. Tribal members are reminded to please notify enrollment of address changes.
As of August, 2015, the total number of tribal members was 5,859.