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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Enrollment/ICWA Department

Application must disclose all required information to establish eligibility for enrollment.  The application must have an attached certified copy of State Birth Certificate (Not a Hospital Record).  If a parent of the applicant is from another tribe the application must be accompanied by a certification from a governing body that ensures the applicant is not enrolled, nor has an enrollment application on file within that tribe.

Applications for the enrollment of a person who is a minor, under any legal disability, of children of a member of the Armed Services stationed outside of the continental United States, may be filed by the parent, next of kin, recognized guardian, tribal council member, or the superintendent.

No person shall be admitted to the membership in the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe who has ever been enrolled as a member of another tribe.

On-Reservation Blood Requirement 

All Applications will be accepted regardless of blood quantum for ON-RESERVATION Applicants.

Off-Reservation Blood Requirement 

All Applications for Off-Reservation will need to meet the one-quarter (1/4) requirement for enrollment



Any person who has been rejected for enrollment as a member of the tribe shall have a right to appeal to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Council.  Any appeal under this section shall be taken within ninety (90) days from that date of the Tribal Council decision. The decision of the Tribal Council shall be final. 



In 2005, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe adopted a Relinquishment Policy for children under the age of 18 years old.  Any child who is under the legal age of 18 will be a permanent member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, until they become of legal age and request for relinquishment.

Once a member has relinquished their membership with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, that person is no longer eligible for benefits from the tribe, nor can they re-enroll into the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Lydia Sazue, Enrollment Specialist/ICWA Director


LBST Enrollment Office 

187 Oyate Circle

Lower Brule SD 57548

Phone (605) 473-5561 -- Fax (605) 473-5606

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