Can you self identify as Native American?
Self-Identification Though rare, federal law does in certain circumstances recognize individuals who simply identify themselves as Native American. The U.S. Census accepts self-identification regardless of membership or blood quantum.
How can I tell what kind of Native American I am?
www.bia.gov/bia/ois/tgs/genealogy Publishes a downloadable Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry. Has a vast online library, Tracing Native American Family Roots. www.ncai.org/tribal-directory Provides the online tribal directory where contact information for specific tribes can be found.
How do I get a Native American ID card?
Call or write your tribes enrollment department, and ask if they have forms and instructions for enrollment and/or obtaining a tribal ID card. Follow any instructions given to you by the tribe, including sending any forms and supporting documentation.
Can I fly with my tribal ID?
Yes, a federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID is an acceptable form of identification.