This TRIBAL ISSUES CHAPTER covers special laws and programs that are available to or affect tribal members, including tribal enrollment and ID cards, housing programs, public benefits, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
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What will I learn?
- Requirements for tribal enrollment and basic application procedures.Process for obtaining a tribal ID.Requirements for registering as a sex offender with your tribe. Tribal housing options, eligibility factors, and how to apply. Specific tribal benefits programs: Eligibility and services provided under the Indian Health Service and Tribal TANF, and how Tribal income impacts eligibility for social security benefits. Indian Child Welfare Act: When it applies and what it requires.