Band Citizenship & Membership Requirements
The following is an outline of the band citizenship and membership requirements to show the initial guidelines which are being used.
All Citizens and/or Members must provide Native America Indian ancestral documentation such as:
- Family Records / Birth Certificates / Genealogy Records & Documents.
- Family Oral Traditions / Stories / Recognition Statements.
- Family Pictures / Family Artifacts.
- Family Historical References / Community or Native American Indian Community Recognition.
To be considered as a Citizen you must prove to be:
- Descendant from Baseline Pennacook / Abenaki / Wabanaki Family Groups (Clans).
- Children of Pennacook / Abenaki.
- Descendant from a Pennacook / Abenaki or Inter-related Wabanaki Algonquin Confederation Family Group (Clans).
To be considered as a Members you must prove to be:
- Spouses of Citizens on Band Records.
- Descendant of a multi-generational Native American Indian (Wabanaki, Algonquin, Northern/Eastern Woodland, or Iroquoian) family group living within our Wabanaki tribal families (clans).
- Adopted by Band Council Action.
Citizen and/or Member status may be changed, rescinded, or terminated due to any of the following situations, omissions, actions, or facts:
- Questionable Documentation and/or Admission.
- Non-compliant Native American Indian ancestry.
- Records and/or Documents (Incomplete, Missing, or Unknown).
- Falsification of Records and/or Documentation.
- Unauthorized "Citizenship Status" with another Native American Indian Group.
- Lost Members - Address Unknown.
- Spouses in Divorce or Separation Situations other than Death of Spouse.
- Failure to comply with the Rights and/or Responsibilities of Citizenship or Membership of the Band as determined by Band Council action.
- Personal Individual or Family Group Request to be removed from Band records.
- Band Council Action to change status as citizen or member or to be removed from Band records.