Enrollment as of February 1, 2024
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribe Enrollment Office is responsible for the processing of all enrollment applications by researching individual applicants’ family lineage, establishing Wichita blood degree, and the subsequent creation of their Wichita family tree. The Enrollment office also provides statistical data and individual membership information to our various tribal programs as needed and maintains the addresses of all tribal members for tribal elections and the mailing of newsletters.
Tribal members may request copies of their C.D.I.B. (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) cards, social security cards, or birth certificates from their enrollment files by written request only. C.D.I.B. cards are free but tribal Photo ID cards are currently $15.00 each. Any name changes to enrollment information must be substantiated by legal documentation such as marriage or divorce decrees, legal name changes or adoption papers.
In order to be enrolled with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, an applicant must meet one of the criteria listed in the updated membership ordinance.
The following documents must be submitted:
- A signed and dated Enrollment Application
- An original state certified birth certificate of the applicant (No copies will be accepted. All originals will be returned by Certified Mail.)
- If adopted, both original state certified Birth Certificates and a copy of the adoption papers
- A legible copy of the applicant’s Social Security Card
- Parent’s CDIB cards, if applicable
Please note that other supporting documents may be required depending upon the application, and if either parent or other relative is currently enrolled. All researched enrollment applications are then presented to the Wichita Executive Committee for final approval by tribal resolution. All applicants are asked to please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
Call us: 405-247-2425 ext. 134
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
P.O. Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
Please submit a return address when requesting updated documents to be returned to you by mail. In addition, you must provide the following in your request:
- Your full name as it appears on the tribal roll, at the time of enrollment
- Your date of birth
- The last 4 numbers of your Social Security number
- Please remember to sign and date your request
Program Forms & Guidelines
Note: Fillable PDFs will still require handwritten signatures.
Annual Children's Clothing Assistance Guidelines
Annual Elders Annuity Payment Guidelines
The Elder’s Assistance program was created for the purpose of recognizing and showing respect and honor to our elderly tribal members of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes who are at least (55) years of age or older, through an annual annuity payment.
All tribal members over the age of (55) years, regardless of residence, and those that may turn (55) during the calendar year (Jan.-Dec.) the annuity payment is given, are considered eligible. Tribal members may be notified through the tribal newsletter or through mail, as to the actual dollar amount that will be given, and instructions as to when and how the annuity payment will be distributed.
The elders payment will not automatically be mailed to individuals upon attaining the age of (55) and must be requested annually by submission of an application along with a photo ID or other proper form of identification, no exceptions. In addition, there are specific dates as to when applications will be accepted and when the application period will end. A date will also be set for elders who may want to pick up their checks in person and for when checks are mailed to those residing out-of-state. No payments are made BEFORE these dates are set (for example, you could not request your elders payment to pay for your rent or other bill during the year.)
An elder may request that an application be mailed to them by phone or e-mail only after the annuity distribution date has been set and announced. Guidelines are reviewed on an annual basis by the Wichita Executive Committee and they will make any adjustments as deemed necessary as to the annual amount of the payment.