OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday and Thursday - 8AM – 12PM and 12:30PM - 4:30PM

Monday   Wednesday   Friday - closed to the public

 OPEN FOR COAT GIFT CARDS ONLY

TRIBAL ID’S  -  The ID card Printer is down, a new one has been ordered once it arrives and we’re able to print Tribal ID cards again a notice will be put on the Tribe’s website. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes we appreciate your continued patience!

Our door is kept locked but we’re here just knock!

All Enrollment forms are located below. Enrollment Staff can be reached by email Monday through Friday at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winnebago Tribal Enrollment Office

601 Buffalo Trail Suite 110
PO Box 687
Winnebago, NE 68071
Phone: (402) 878-2028
Fax: (402) 878-2024
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Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Closed on Fridays
to the public until further notice.

General E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cheri Redhorn - Enrollment Specialist - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Glenda Bruggeman - Enrollment Clerk I - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ramona Sheridan - Office Assistant - email
Misty Jefferson – Data entry - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We no longer give copies of birth certificates or social security cards.


Tribal ID's are: Accepting $10 Money order ONLY
Make payable to Winnebago Enrollment

Reminder: All Tribal members, Please update
a current mailing and physical address with
the Enrollment office.

 
   

Enrollment Criteria:

  • In order to be enrolled into the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, applicant must prove they are a descendant of a person on the 1934 Base Roll/1935 Supplement Roll of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska & possess 1/4 or more degree of Winnebago Indian Blood. However, if they possess less than 1/4 degree Winnebago Indian Blood, they can use blood of another federally recognized Tribe.

Enrollment Application Process:

  1. Submit application, along with a Certified State Issued Birth Certificate to establish parentage.
  2. Submit social security card and/or any other documents deemed relevant by the Tribal Enrollment Committee.
  3. Submit legal & certified documents acceptable by Tribal Enrollment Committee.
    *If the father possesses Winnebago Indian blood and his name does not appear on the birth certificate, DNA results or paternity must accompany the application to acknowledge his blood degree. (This is for enrollment purposes only.)

Through careful analysis of required documentation, research will be done to verify that the applicant meets the following requirements:

  1. If an applicant born to a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska & possess 1/4 or more Winnebago Indian Blood or having less than a 1/4 of Winnebago Indian blood, that includes blood of another Federally recognized tribe that equals a 1/4 or more.
    ** Must include original CDIB's to prove Indian blood from federally recognized Tribes.**

  2. If an applicant is born to a non-Winnebago Tribal Member, the applicant must be adopted into the Winnebago Tribe. The Applicant must possess one quarter or more Winnebago Indian blood or if have less than a quarter of Winnebago Indian blood that includes blood of another Federally recognized Tribe that equals a quarter or more, may apply for enrollment, providing applicant submits all required documentation. Must include CDIB’S to prove other Indian blood from another Federally recognized Tribe with application. (Approved applicants will be listed on the Adoption Ballot at the next Tribal Elections.)
    **Note: Elections take place every October.**


  3. Dual enrollment is being enrolled with 2 federally recognized Tribes.  Dual enrollment is prohibited by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. If applicant is enrolled with another Federally recognized Tribe he/she must relinquish (conditional relinquishment) from their enrollment with that Federally recognized Tribe. 
    **Must attach proof of relinquishment from Tribe and continue to step #4 below.**

  4. Relinquishing members from another Federally recognized Tribe: any person entitled to membership who has been an enrolled member of another Tribe, maybe enrolled into the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: provided that person has not shared in land/or money of another Tribe; and provided further, that person relinquishes in writing and officially terminates membership in another tribe.
    **Must have prior Tribe complete financial benefits inquiry application with Tribal seal and Tribe must mail back to Enrollment upon relinquishment. FOR ENROLLMENT PURPOSES ONLY.**

  5. If applicant is adopted must attach adoption decree and any legal documents.

  6. Signature of biological Parents - are required to sign in the event of custody issues. Applications for minors require the signature of both parents or a certification that the non-signing parent .  If the applicant of a minor does not have legal custody, both parents must sign.

The burden of proving eligibility for enrollment with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and supplying documentation to the Winnebago Tribe shall be upon the applicant. Including CDIB’S to prove all blood from a Federally recognized Tribe.

All forms below are printable.
Please Note: Non-disclosure forms, Federal W9 Forms and Request Forms accepted thru EMAIL.
OTHER FORMS need to be completed and returned to office BY WALK-IN or MAIL ONLY due to notary seal. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Relinquishing from another Federally recognized Tribe