2023 Tribal Enrollment & Hawaiian Ancestry Verification Form
In addition to other CH 2023 Student Application components, we require that all NEW applicants provide a photocopy of your official tribal enrollment OR Hawaiian ancestry verification. Returning applicants do not need to re-submit documents. CH will NOT accept a birth certificate for a student, parent, or grandparent as proof of tribal enrollment.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:
January 25th, 2023 at 11:59pm MDT
To be eligible for College Horizons, each student must be an enrolled citizen member of an American Indian tribe*, Alaska Native group**, or Native Hawaiian*** AND provide appropriate documentation supporting tribal enrollment.
Provide documentation such as one of the following:
- An enrollment or membership document from a federally or state recognized tribe or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). We may also accept a Certification of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) issued by the BIA or a tribe, only if the CDIB includes tribal enrollment information. A tribal membership document must be on tribal letterhead or be an enrollment/membership card that contains the tribal seal and/or an official signature.
- A document issued by an Alaska Native village/tribe or an Alaska Native Corporation Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional or village corporation acknowledging membership or shareholder status; or a CDIB issued by the BIA or tribe, if the CDIB includes ANCSA shareholder status or information regarding membership in an Alaska Native village. An Alaska Native village/tribe or ANCSA document must be on official letterhead or be an enrollment/membership card that contains the tribal or ANCSA seal and/or an official signature.
- A document issued by the Hawaiian Registry Program, a branch of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), or a Hawaiian Registry Card issued in accordance with OHA’s verification procedures. Documentation from the Ho’oulu Hawaiian Data Center will be also accepted.
*Indian tribes are sovereign and set their own rules regarding tribal enrollment and membership. To find out what requirements a specific tribe has, contact the tribe's main office or tribal enrollment office.**Includes a member of a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, an original Alaska Native Corporation settlement Act (ANCSA) enrollee, or a person issued stock from an ANCSA Regional Corporation.
***Documentation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be accepted.