The Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association offers three types of membership:
INDIAN TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP
Federally recognized tribes located within the state of Oklahoma. (This membership has full voting rights for only one designated delegate of each Indian Tribe).
INDIVIDUAL INDIAN MEMBERSHIP
Any person, no less than eighteen (18) years of age who is a Member of and is so recognized by an Indian Tribe or Alaskan Native group as verified by the organization. Individual Indian Members are comprised to form the OICWA Individual Indian Membership Group. (The Individual Indian Membership members, in attendance, have full voting rights in subcommittee and non-legislative decisions. In annual, quarterly and special meetings, Individual Indian Membership members, in attendance, are granted voting privileges with the majority vote counting as one tribal vote).
Any organization or any person who is no less than eighteen (18) years of age, not other-wise eligible for membership and whose participation is compatible with the purpose and interest of the Association. (This membership has limited voting rights restrict-ed to subordinate bodies of the Association. It may be further restricted by the Association for particular subordinate bodies. Within the limitations, exercise of voting privilege shall occur in the same manner specified for Indian Group Membership/Individual Indian Member-ship).
Guidelines for membership are in accordance with Article IV of the OICWA Bylaws. Membership is for one year (Oct 1—Sept 30). Fees are not prorated. OICWA reserves the right to deny an application.
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