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Section 1 – Tribal Membership Inclusion – aii

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Section 1 – Tribal Membership Inclusion – aii

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.