October 28, 2009 –
MAYETTA: The PBPN Member Services Department wants to remind tribal members that it is continuing to issue new Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) identification cards with photographs and Indian names (optional) on them.
Members are urged to go to the Member Services Department in person to have their photograph taken for their new card that they will have processed for them right there. Members are asked to bring in their old card and to know the correct spelling of their Indian name if they want their Indian name included on the new card.
Members who cannot make it to the Member Services offices can submit a quality passport photo in lieu of having one taken by Member Services and should also send in their signature in black ink on either a white sheet of paper or 3×5 index card. In addition, they should submit their Indian name if they want it included on the card. Send the information by mail to the department. They can also email their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new cards are good for ten years and are free. However, a $10 fee will be charged if the card is lost or stolen and must be replaced.
The Member Service Department office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are located in the southwest corner on the upper level of the Government Center at 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, Kan. 66509. For more information call (877) 715.6789 and ask for the Member Services Department.
Social Security numbers originally on the old cards are not included on the new cards. Other than that, the information will remain the same including the name of the tribal member, date of birth, enrollment number, and total degree of Potawatomi and other Indian blood. Minors (who are under the age of 18) will not receive new cards until they turn 18.