25 U.S. Code § 712c - Tribal membership
Until such time as the Secretary of the Interior publishes a tribal membership roll as mandated in subsection (b) of this section, the membership of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians shall consist of all persons listed in the official tribal roll approved on September 13, 1980, by the tribe’s Board of Directors, and their descendants. Following publication by the Secretary of the tribal membership roll mandated in subsection (b) of this section, the membership of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians shall consist of all persons listed on such roll.
The Secretary shall devise regulations governing the application process under which individuals may apply to have their names placed on the tribal roll pursuant to paragraph 3  of subsection (b).
After publication of the roll in the Federal Register, the membership of the tribe shall be limited to the persons listed on such roll and their descendants: Provided, That the tribe, at its discretion, may subsequently grant tribal membership to any individual of Cow Creek Band of Umpqua ancestry who pursuant to tribal procedures, has applied for membership in the tribe and has been determined by the tribe to meet the tribal requirements for membership in the tribe: Provided further, That nothing in this subchapter shall be interpreted as restricting the tribe’s power to impose additional requirements for future membership in the tribe upon the adoption of a new constitution or amendments thereto as provided in section 712b of this title.
 So in original. Probably should be paragraph “(3)”.
1988—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–446 inserted “Cow Creek descendants or other” before “Indian individuals”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–139 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows:
“(a) Membership in the tribe shall consist of every individual—
“(1) whose name appears on the tribal roll in effect on December 29, 1982; or
“(2) who is a descendant of any individual described in paragraph (1).
“(b) Membership in the tribe pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall not entitle an individual, who is not otherwise entitled, to participate in any distribution of funds pursuant to a judgment under the Act approved May 26, 1980 (94 Stat. 372).”
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