Anyone desiring membership in the Capital City Cherokee Community must complete an application and pay annual membership dues. Membership is valid from January 1 to December 31 each year, and dues must be paid on an annual basis.
Types of Membership
Citizen Membership. Anyone who wishes to join the Cap City community and is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.
Associate Membership. Anyone who wishes to join the Cap City community and is a registered member of the other two federally-recognized Cherokee tribes (i.e., the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
Honorary Membership. Limited to include the Principal Chief, the Deputy Chief, and At-Large members of the Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation; the Cherokee Nation Community Association (CNCA) Board of Directors; and other select community leaders and representatives chosen at the Leadership Council’s discretion.
Household Membership. Any single-household family with at least one member enrolled in the Cherokee Nation that wishes to join the Cap City community. A ‘household’ is defined as all Cherokee persons living in a home, including: spouses, life/domestic partners, and children aged 25 years and younger living at the same residence. Residence sharing requirements are waived for household members attending an institution of higher education or engaging in active military service. The primary applicant for household memberships must be an enrolled Cherokee Nation citizen.
Annual dues must by paid by March 31st each year. After that date, payment will be considered delinquent and the member will be automatically dropped from roll.
Elder members 65 years of age or older may request that their annual dues be waived.
In cases of financial hardship, a dues waiver request may be made to the Leadership Council.
For new members, dues must be paid at the time of membership application.