STEP 2: TRIBAL RELATIONS EVIDENCE
You must demonstrate that your lineal ancestor (Progenitor) maintained tribal relations prior to 1968. Applicant must present evidence documenting a lineal ancestor’s participation in one or more of the following:
Fernandeño Tatavíam tribal government sanctioned activities including tribal government sponsored events; social, youth, or elders’ programs; internship or education assistance; business development and business training programs; tribal land claims or judicial proceedings implicating the Tribe or its citizens; identification as a tribal captain; serving as elected or appointed tribal leadership or participation in tribal political organization; or
Fernandeño Tatavíam tribal community organized work and labor; gatherings; protests; special interest meetings; serving as a godparent demonstrated in baptism records; participation as a witness in marriage ceremonies and attendance at religious ceremonies, festivals, funerals and celebrations of any denomination recognized and attended by other tribal citizens.
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION
The Tribe requires an applicant’s ORIGINAL application for Tribal Citizenship. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.
The Tribe requires an ORIGINAL CERTIFIED copy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.
The Tribe requires an applicant’s ORIGINAL Social Security Card. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.
The Tribe will accept a COPY of this document. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.
The Tribe will accept a COPY of the Certificate of Death for the Tribal parent, if applicable. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.
The Tribe will accept a COPY of any evidence submitted to prove Tribal Relations. The OTC Clerk will make a copy.