COVID-19 ALERT: ENROLLMENT
Enrollment will continue to issue and accept enrollment applications. When requesting an application, we will ask a set of questions to get you the correct application. The Senate has authorized us to issue regular ID cards (not ETC) to members who may not be able to come to the office. If you need information in your file, either email or leave a voicemail. For renewing regular tribal ID cards or Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC), please call or email.
Citizenship is an important aspect of nationhood. By exercising the right to determine who can be a citizen, the continuity and integrity of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, an independent sovereign, is assured. By becoming a citizen of the Tribe, an individual obtains the rights and benefits of citizenship in the Swinomish Tribal Community, which maintains a unique status and special relationship to the federal government.
The Enrollment Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month for discussion and to review enrollment applications. The General Council votes on Enrollment Committee membership recommendations at the Swinomish General Council Meeting held annually. Approved individuals participate in a formal swearing in ceremony.