Tribal Membership Audit Reminder

Pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa “Any member of the Tribe who resides away from the reservation for a period of ten years and who has not within that time signified to the Tribal Council his desire to continue his membership in the Tribe but may later be adopted into the Tribe under the same membership status as previously enjoyed, by a majority vote of the Tribal Council after residing on the reservation for one year.”
For financial purposes the Tribal Council mandated an audit of all enrolled tribal members to occur every five (5) years to verify addresses, bank information, and update tribal identification. In order to accomplish this, all enrolled tribal members are required to present themselves in person to Tribal Council representatives.

The next membership audit will be July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019 to accommodate all out of town tribal members.

• July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
• August 3, 2019 from 9:00-1:00pm
• August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
• August 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 8:30am-11:30am

August 2019 per capita payments will be available in paper check format only. Members must complete the audit to be eligible to pick up their check. Checks will be available on August 5th. Checks that are not picked up in person will be mailed to members that have completed the audit. Direct Deposit will resume with September 2019 per capita payments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding per capita please contact Vestana Lasley at 641-484-4678 or email

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those members who have been identified as legally incompetent, active duty, incarcerated, or handicapped.

Documents needed for tribal audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport, Military ID and original Social Security Card.

Documents needed for children:
Original birth certificate and Original social security card.

Any questions regarding the Membership Audit, please contact Merona Jefferson at 641-484-4678 or email

A block of rooms has been set aside at Meskwaki Casino for individuals coming to complete the audit. This is on a first come first serve basis. Please reserve your rooms by July 1, 2019.