The Stockbridge-Munsee Constitution and Enrollment Ordinances govern the Stockbridge-Munsee Enrollment department. The requirement for enrollment is proof of 1/4 blood or more Stockbridge-Munsee blood. Any person that wishes to apply for enrollment must fill out an application, a family tree, and supply a state certified birth certificate to our office. The Enrollment office asks that you do as much research on your own before contacting our office with any questions. Then the staff reviews the application and a complete family tree is prepared using Tribal Rolls and documents on file in the enrollment office. The application is then forwarded to the Membership Committee for review and recommendations.
The Membership Committee consists of seven Tribal Members two of which are Tribal Elders, who are responsible for reviewing and recommendation on the 4th Thursday of each month.
The committee then forwards the application to the Tribal Council for consideration and action. The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council makes the final decision in all enrollment cases. When accepted to be enrolled the Enrollment department forwards the letter of acceptance, which includes the new enrollees, enrollment number. New enrollees may then come into the Enrollment office for their enrollment card.