The Tribal Clerk's office is responsible for managing tribal membership.
Procedures for Applying for Membership
In order to become a tribal member, your eligibility for enrollment will be determined upon completion of the application in accordance with the 25% Akwesasne Mohawk blood quantum requirement. A four generation biological family tree must be submitted with the application. Please include tribal enrollment numbers of parents and/or grandparents as proof of membership with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Provide original birth certificate with biological parents' names listed. Canadian births: The long-form birth certificate is required. If married/divorced, provide a copy of marriage certificate or divorce decree, if your name does not match your birth certificate or if you have requested a name change.
A completed application can take up to 90 days to process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Falsified information will be grounds for denial of enrollment.
To request a membership application, you may come into the office M-F 8am-5pm, call, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A non-refundable fee of $20.00 USD (cash/credit/debit) must be submitted with your membership application.
If you choose to enroll by mail, send a money order addressed to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe with the membership application and required attachments. Personal checks are not accepted.
Upon acceptance, a certification letter will be mailed or e-mailed to you.
At this time, you may come in to receive your Tribal ID card. If you reside out of the area, please contact the office and request a Tribal I.D. renewal application to be mailed or emailed to you.
Please contact us for other questions or information on Genealogical Research.
What are the fees for Tribal ID Cards?
· Upon acceptance, the enrollment fee includes your FIRST Tribal ID card.
· Renewing your Tribal ID card after expiration (5 years) or a lost card will be $10.
· With the exception of enrolled members that are seniors (68 and older) that require a new Tribal ID card, effective April 2, 2018 it will be free of charge.
Send your address to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Clerk's office, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 or call 518-358-2272 to request a research form, instructions and fees.
St. Regis Catholic Church, PO Box 429. Akwesasne, NY 13655. Call 613-575-2753 for fees and instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is my Tribal ID card good for? Most cards must be renewed every five years. Elders over 68 with a new card expire in 10 years.
Some of my family mentioned they received mail from the Tribe. Why didn't I? Remember to inform the Tribal Clerk's office when you change address or phone numbers or your marital status changes. You should also notify the Tribal Clerk when a Tribal member passes away or when you have an addition to your family.
Can I renew my ID card by mail? Yes, contact the Tribal Clerk's office to request the form and instructions.