(A) Disenrollment Definition. An affirmative action by the Karuk Tribe to deprive a member, as that term is defined under KTC 2.05.110(A) and Article III, Section 1, of the Karuk Tribe’s Constitution, of the right and privileges of Tribal membership.
(B) Grounds for Involuntary Disenrollment. All proceedings for involuntary disenrollment shall be pursuant to this subsection. No person shall be disenrolled except on the following grounds:
(1) Fraud or misrepresentation of any evidence, application or data relevant to enrollment eligibility that is presented in connection with his application; or
(2) The person is duly enrolled in another federally recognized Indian tribe or band.
(C) Disenrollment Procedure. An involuntary disenrollment proceeding may be initiated by the Tribal Council.
In the case of involuntary disenrollment, the burden of proof shall rest upon the Council, and the member who is the subject of the proceeding shall be given not less than ninety (90) days’ written notice, by certified mail, of a hearing before the Committee on the proposed disenrollment. The Enrollment Committee will consider the disenrollment after a ninety (90) day waiting period and the Enrollment staff will have an additional thirty (30) days to process the disenrollment. Proceedings shall otherwise be governed by KTC 2.05.150.
(D) Voluntary Disenrollment. As more fully set forth in KTC 2.05.160, Relinquishment. Enrolled Tribal members may voluntarily relinquish their membership and become disenrolled by furnishing to the Enrollment Committee either notarized Karuk relinquishment form of an adult Tribal member, or guardian of an adult member relinquishing membership; or a notarized relinquishment form from a Karuk parent of a minor member relinquishing membership if accompanied by satisfactory proof that membership of the minor is being relinquished to permit the enrollment of that minor into another Indian Tribe. The Enrollment Committee will consider the disenrollment after a ninety (90) day waiting period and the Enrollment staff will have an additional thirty (30) days to process the disenrollment. In the absence of a living Karuk Tribal parent, no minor child shall be disenrolled.