Membership requirements and enrollment procedures for the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI) are specified under Sections 1.9.3 and 1.9.4 of Tribal Code Title I Administration and Government Services, Chapter 1.9 Membership and Enrollment.
Persons whose names appear on the Base Roll of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and lineal descendants, regardless of blood quantum, shall be members of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and automatically eligible for enrollment. The Base Roll is the roll developed for the ‘Corn Beef Case, December 1983’ as amended by the Tribal Council to include those who should have been on that roll but were unaware of the Case.
The Tribal Council may vote to adopt new members into the tribe, who are not automatically eligible, provided that the person resides in St. Paul for at least three consecutive years before applying and is of Alaska Native or American Indian descent. Their children are not automatically eligible for membership in the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island unless at least one parent is a lineal descendant of a base roll member.
Dual enrollment is prohibited for adults, those 18 years of age and older, except to the Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands. Adults who are dually enrolled are subject to disenrollment unless he or she relinquishes in writing his or her membership in such other tribe. Dual enrollment is allowed for children under the age of 18.
Persons wishing to apply for enrollment in the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island must submit a Tribal Enrollment Application and documentation of family lineage as descendants of base roll members to the St. Paul Tribal Enrollment Office. Completed applications are reviewed by the Enrollment Committee and then forwarded to the Tribal Council for their approval at regularly scheduled meetings. The enrollment process can take up to three months once a completed application is received. Applicants will be notified in writing of the Tribal Council’s decision.
To apply for enrollment, submit the documents listed below in the Application Package.
If the applicant does not possess the required documents and cannot, under any circumstances, obtain them, please email or call our office before submitting the application.
UPDATE MEMBER INFORMATION
Please inform us of any changes to your name, address, phone number, email address, or other changes affecting the membership roll. To update your information, submit a completed Tribal Enrollment Update Form.
TRIBAL IDENTIFICATION CARD
Tribal identification cards are available for members by appointment only, between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Wednesdays. If you are in St. Paul or Anchorage, please call our office to make an appointment to have your photo taken and signature captured for a new ID card or replacement card. You will need to bring a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, State ID, or old tribal identification card with you. A tribal ID card can be ready for pickup or shipped in the mail within 48 hours. However, if a member’s information is not current it may take 3-5 business days depending on the circumstances (i.e., name change).
If you are unable to stop by our office, you may complete an Affidavit for Tribal Identification Card and submit with a passport type digital photo with good resolution. The affidavit form must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.
Digital Photo Specifications:
RELINQUISHMENT OF TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP
Any tribal member 18 years of age and older may voluntarily give up his or her right to membership in the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island by submitting a completed, signed, and notarized Relinquishment of Tribal Membership Form to the St. Paul Tribal Council. No member under the age of 18 may relinquish their membership or have their membership relinquished by a parent, guardian, or any other person representing their interests. Representatives of disabled or mentally incompetent persons may not relinquish their membership. Relinquishment of a tribal membership shall not affect membership based on lineal descendancy for any of their descendants. The relinquishment process can take up to three months once a completed form is received. Completed forms are reviewed by the Enrollment Committee and then forwarded to the Tribal Council for their approval at regularly scheduled meetings. Former members will be notified in writing when they are taken off the Tribal Membership Roll.
The Tribal Council may vote to remove persons from the tribal roll and revoke the privileges of membership under the following conditions: