The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was granted Federal Recognition on September 18, 1978 (Public Law 95-375, 25 U.S.C 1300F-2). During this process in 1980 the Tribe established its Original Base Roll. On December 20, 2012, the Tribe’s Federal Recognition Law was amended to allow the Tribe to determine its own membership criteria (H.R. 3319 Public Law 112-214). On July 14, 2015, by way of a BIA Secretarial Election the Tribe’s adopted 1988 Constitution was amended on July 24, 2015. And such amendments approved (voted on) by the Tribe’s eligible membership.
The mission of the Enrollment Department is to carry out the responsibilities of enrollment as deemed necessary by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Constitution and Membership Ordinance. The Enrollment Department will maintain and protect the tribal membership roll and the documentation provided for and by tribal members and applicants.
AUTHORIZED PROGRAMS & FUNCTIONS:
Enrollment Services, which include, but is not limited to, the processing of applications for membership and blood quantum modifications, issuance of Certificates Degree of Indian Blood, tribal identification cards, custodian of records and maintaining the official tribal roll.