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Amending and Updating Tribal
Enrollment Requirements for Alaska Tribes



Attend this LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING presented by our expert, who will be using all the interactive training tools used in the classroom and more. Youíll be able to ask questions, respond to polls, and collaborate with others. Donít let anything interrupt your training needs. Join us online and experience a different way of learning! Please click here for Virtual Training FAQs.



Many tribes in Alaska are finding that their constitutions and codes contain outdated and inadequate enrollment provisions which could potentially cause problems for the tribe. Enrollment is a complex and emotionally and politically charged topic, which can make the revision process much more difficult. Enrollment decisions made today will affect your tribe for generations to come.

This class, taught by Alaska tribal governance expert Lisa Jaeger*, will provide you with valuable tools for moving forward with revisions and adoption of enrollment provisions. Youíll learn about current trends in enrollment policies, as well as trends in modern tribal governance. Weíll examine case studies of tribal membership disputes and discuss constitutional amendments and the drafting of enrollment codes.

We'll look at your current enrollment requirements and provide samples of modern enrollment codes applicable to Alaska tribes. Donít miss this training opportunity ó register today!

*Subject to change.


T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Modern Forms of Tribal Governance
  • Tribal constitutions and codes in Alaska and their role in tribal governance
  • Tribal jurisdiction in Alaska and the relationship to tribal enrollment
Trends in Enrollment Policies
  • Implications of outdated enrollment provisions
  • Identification of base rolls
  • Revising old constitutions and codes to reflect changes in enrollment and membership
  • Shift from blood quantum to lineal decent
Overview of Various Approaches to Enrollment
  • Blood quantum
  • Lineal decent
  • Dual enrollment
  • Implications of various approaches
Enrollment Disputes
  • Federal statutes and case law regarding enrollment
  • Appeals process
  • Role of tribal courts
  • Accuracy of base rolls and other documents
Participatory Governance
  • Public forums and meetings
  • Surveys and other information gathering
  • Transparency of process
  • Safeguarding enrollment rules
Practical Lessons from Ongoing Enrollment Revisions
  • Sharing experiences
  • Practical information and considerations
Enrollment Revisions
  • Bring your tribe’s constitution and enrollment ordinances. Discuss potential revisions with other participants and get advice from our expert.

*Topics subject to change.

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