Membership in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa requires a one-quarterblood quantum of Indian blood. (This is due to federal law and not the beliefs or traditions of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.) The enrollment office of the Turtle Mountain Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Belcourt, ND, maintains the enrollment rolls for the tribe and is responsible for providing documentation of one’s enrollment. The Turtle Mountain Agency is not, however, responsible for issuing Indian tribal membership identification cards. That responsibility now belongs to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians' Motor Vehicle Department.
To contact the TMBCI Motor Vehicle Department regarding tribal membership identification cards, please call 701-477-2652, 701-477-2672, or 701-477-2658 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete information about Enrollment and documentation, please call the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office at 701-477-6141.