Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and evenings by appointment
Mission: To continue working closely with our community and tribal programs.
Tribal Clerk Corleen Jacco - Term 2012 to 2015
The functions of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Tribal Clerks office are many but they are all in service for the community at large. The clerk’s office is in charge of membership and related databases such as enrollment, land ownership, voters lists, record keeping and research among other aspects. Within the Tribal Clerk’s office is the Geographic Information System office which produces maps through the G.I.S. computer program in response to membership needs or interdepartmental requests. It is the duty of the clerk’s staff to issue tribal identification cards to enrolled members, perform research in regards to enrollment eligibility or land ownership and chain of title, record minutes of meetings, ascertain boundary lines with the use of GPS out in the field, issue official letters for tribal members, enter updated information into appropriate databases, and file Tribal Council Resolutions for public access. These are several of the duties charged with the clerk’s office but certainly not all of the responsibilities that are performed on a daily basis.
Lands and Estates
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mission: To respond to community members needs with respect to any issue concerning private or tribal land.
The Lands & Estates office is also known as the Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) department and is located within the Tribal Clerk’s office. There is a wide range of geography related services offered through the G.I.S. program. A simple phone call, e-mail or in-person visit can yield answers to common questions about individual land parcels, 911 addresses, ownership, acreages, aerial photographic maps, road systems, contour elevations, soil types, forest cover, housing, rivers, population, tribal facilities among other aspects. In addition there are other specialized capabilities through the G.I.S. software which range from measuring true distances on a map, measuring areas instantly to see the amount of acres, superimposing current aerial photo data with older data such as where shorelines were before the seaway, where farmlands or forests existed formerly, previous fence-lines and boundaries and much more. Still other services involve research of land files for such aspects as chain of title, wills and testaments, and land descriptions but is limited to the owners of the specific file or someone with express permission to view them. Any one of the above mentioned services could be turned into a printed out form of a map or sent digitally. There are also other maps available for distribution such as a road map, tribal facilities map, land claims area map, aerial maps or maps of individual land parcels.