What is Tribal Enrollment? It is a process tribes use to establish membership criteria based on customs, traditions, language and tribal blood. Enrollment criteria is defined by tribal constitutions or ordinances. The criteria for membership varies from tribe to tribe.
Individuals can apply for membership to a specific tribe based on research completed to prove descendency from someone on a tribe’s base roll in addition to tribal blood quantum or tribal residency.
The Tribal Platforms ™ Enrollment solution from Arctic IT is based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and helps a tribe manage the membership application process while maintaining the current tribe membership roll. This solution provides Enrollment staff the ability to easily research tribal member details to answer questions from other tribal departments regarding member eligibility for programs using desktop or mobile devices.
Tribal Platforms™ Enrollment solution provides tribal governments with flexibility to configure the minimum requirements to be considered a tribal member. Tribes with minimum blood quantum requirements can define the proper calculation of an individual’s Indian blood to determine eligibility for enrollment.
Critical information for Tribal government staff is collected and maintained within Tribal Platforms™ Enrollment. This information becomes the central collection of all membership information vital for Tribal government reporting for the Council as well as the BIA. Tribal Platforms™ Enrollment assists in managing the membership applicant process and the data collection so that Enrollment staff can quickly see outstanding application actions. Tribal Platforms Enrollment also manages members who decide to relinquish membership privileges.
“This Solution brings so many benefits to my tribe and I know my co-workers and department heads have and will be contacting Arctic IT for their implementation needs in the near future.” Rita Lopez, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Managing your Tribal membership has never been easier with the latest Tribal Platforms™ Enrollment solution from Arctic IT. The solution provides real-time information in the office or on-the-go to allow your Enrollment staff to view and update Tribal Member information. Tribal Platforms™ Enrollment solution improves Enrollment staff productivity and efficiency with a flexible and configurable process saving time and money.
By Bryan Schmidt, Arctic IT Senior Consultant - Development. [email protected]