(A) Any adult member of the Karuk Tribe over the age of eighteen (18) may relinquish membership in the Tribe by submitting a notarized Karuk relinquishment form to the Tribal Council. Upon receipt of notice and verification by the Tribal enrollment staff, the Tribal Council, by resolution, may direct the removal of that person’s name from the roll. A person relinquishing their membership shall have one (1) opportunity to reenroll after a period of five (5) years from the date of relinquishment is issued.
(B) Membership of an individual under the age of eighteen (18) who is enrolled as a member of the Karuk Tribe may be relinquished only for the purposes of enrolling in another Indian tribe. If the parent(s) or legal custodian(s) of a Karuk minor desire to enroll such child in another Indian tribe, they shall submit a notarized Karuk relinquishment form to the Tribe. The request shall be reviewed by the Tribal enrollment staff and Indian Child Welfare staff, who shall submit a written recommendation on the proposed relinquishment to the Tribal Council. The Tribal Council shall decide whether to accept or reject the relinquishment request. If the request is accepted by the Tribal Council, the child’s membership with the Karuk Tribe shall be relinquished upon receipt or certification from the other tribe that such child is now officially enrolled as a member of that tribe.