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Alaska Native Peoples of Nome


Tribal ID cardTo become a member of Nome Eskimo Community applicants must be of lineal descent of a tribal member and not enrolled with another tribe.   NEC will not accept applications from applicants wishing to relinquish enrollment from another tribe to enroll in NEC.  NEC also does not allow dual enrollment.   Applications for enrollment are available at the offices located at 200 W 5th Avenue, or by calling 907-443-2246, or you can email us at

Tribal identification cards are available for members through the main office. They are now recognized by TSA for domestic travel.

Download Tribal Enrollment Application (PDF)

Download Tribal Enrollment Verification release of Information (PDF)

Do you need to update or correct your membership information?  If so, please download the Tribal Enrollment Update Form (PDF).

Relinquishing Tribal Membership

NEC Tribal Members may at any time request to have their name removed from the Tribal Roll; and will not be eligible to re-enroll.  NEC Tribal Enrollment Ordinance states the following:

No Person who is or was an enrolled member of another Alaska Native community or village, or Indian Tribe is eligible for membership in the Nome Eskimo Community.

NEC Tribal Members requesting to Relinquish their membership may fill out the following form: Tribal Relinquishment Form (PDF)

Following the next scheduled Tribal Council meeting a verification of relinquishment will be mailed to the former member.


Nome Eskimo Community | Phone 907.443.2246