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Article II – TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP
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Section 1. Tribal membership shall include:

(a) Those persons whose names appear on the official revised membership roll compiled pursuant to Sections 4 and 6(a) of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Restoration Act, P.L. 96-227, 94 stat. 317, and adopted by the Interim Tribal Council on the 13th day of July, 1981, Resolution No. 81-27, Enrollment.

(b) Those who are of at least one-fourth (1/4) degree Paiute Indian blood and who are lineal descendants of those in (a) above.

(c) Those who are adopted by a tribal member if the person adopted meets and verifies the fulfillment of all of the following requirements:

(1) The adoption was granted by a court of competent jurisdiction; and

(2) The applicant is four-fourths (4/4) degree Indian blood from a federally recognized Indian tribe; and

(3) The applicant has resided within the Counties of Millard, Sevier, Iron, Beaver or Washington at least five (5) years prior to applying for membership; and

(4) The applicant’s name has been submitted to and successfully passed a referendum vote of the tribal membership pursuant to Article XI, Section 2(c) of this constitution.

(d) The lineal descendants of a person who becomes a member by virtue of adoption may become tribal members if said descendants are at least one-fourth (1/4) degree Paiute Indian blood. The adopted children of an adopted member may become members if the adopted child meets the requirements of Section l(c) of Article II.

(e) For the purposes of this Section “Paiute Indian Blood” is defined as Indian blood derived from any of the five (5) constituent bands.

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Section 2. Band Affiliation. An applicant for tribal enrollment shall be affiliated with the same band as the applicant’s parents. Where the parents of an applicant are of different bands, the applicant shall at the time of enrollment in the tribe select affiliation with the band of either parent. No person shall be affiliated with more than one band and transfers from one band to another shall not be permitted.

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Section 3. Dual Enrollment. Despite the provisions of Section 1, no person who is or becomes enrolled as a member of another tribe may be a member of this tribe.

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Section 4. Appeal of Refusal of Membership. Any person denied tribal membership may appeal the denial in accordance with applicable tribal ordinances.

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Section 5. Ordinances. The tribal council shall enact ordinances governing adoption, loss or surrender of membership, and future membership; Provided, That such ordinances are in compliance with this constitution.

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Section 6. Membership Roll. The tribal council shall maintain a current membership roll of the tribe which reflects band affiliation, adding the names of persons found eligible for enrollment and deleting the names of deceased enrollees for whom appropriate proof of death has been submitted.

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Section 7. Corrections in Roll. Corrections may be made in the official revised membership roll by the tribal council for the purposes of correcting misspellings of names and incorrect listings of blood quantums; Provided, However, That the tribal council may not remove the name of any person listed on the official revised membership roll without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

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