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Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico
P.O.  Box 17, Dona Ana, NM 88032
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Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico
Enrollment -Membership Committee

Payment and Process:

Please mail the completed Enrollment Application, Family Group Sheet, and copies of documentation as required to the foregoing address. Once Enrollment and Membership has been approved by the Tribal Council, a letter of enrollment will be issued to the applicant. Upon approval, the new member can apply for a Tribal Membership and Enrollment ID Card. For members 18 years of age or older, please include a 2 passport or wallet size photos. Please note that membership cards are produced quarterly and issued at the Tribal quarterly meetings. If not present, the cards will be sent to applicant on the Mondays after the quarterly meetings.  A donation of $25 is hereby requested for process and membership card. Please be advised that this donation is non-refundable and no guarantee that one will receive membership in lieu of donation.  Money orders/Cashier's checks.

Please make Money Order's or Cashier's Checks payable to OCRS.


For those issued membership cards, all have expired as of December 2020. These card have been given an extension as of Janaury 2021. We are in the process of issuing new membership (P-Cards) this week. We have our new P-Card Machine and Printer.

For members enrolled and wanting a new card, you do not need to resubmit enrollment paperwork. Please follow the payment process described above $25.00 per card. If you have moved and changed address and information, please advise us accordingly. We can use the photos on the existing card or you may send  2 passport or wallet size photographs. Please send to the address listed below.

Chihene Nde Enrollment Committee
P.O. Box 17
Dona Ana, New Mexico 88032 U.S.A

(575) 312-6327 -Message Phone
(575) 527-2460 -Fax
(818) 468-5685 -Chairman's Contact No.



Please review the criteria for membership before applying. This criteria is in the "Membership and Enrollment Criteria" button below. If one does not meet any of the criterion, one is not eligible and membership will not be considered. 

Please download the following documents and "save as" to your computer and complete all of the forms to their entirety. Don't submit double side documents. Print and mail to the address listed below. On the Family Group Sheets, please submit a group sheet for each generation to corresponding relative that is of the Apache ancestry.

Please be advised that at Family Search ( is a free  service that allows one to create a pedigree (Family Tree). This site has tools to allow one to print pedigrees and various support forms of family trees. You will need to create an account (FREE). Once to click onto the "Person" you are reviewing, under the print section, "family" icon will automatically create a family group sheet for any corresponding person that one adds to the respective family tree or pedigree. This will save a person time, labor and most importantly, it can also connect one to other relatives that are entering research on their families whom might have even attached more corresponding documentation such as census that are also needed in the application process. 

The following Documents available below are:

1. Introduction and Checklist Letter
2. Enrollment Application
3. Family Group Sheet

You can click on the Button below and "save as" to your computer. These are mandatory documents that must accompany the application.

Please be advised that all applicants have the duty to provide proof as to the veracity or validity of their claim for membership. One must meet the criteria set forth enumerated below as so stipulated in our Constitution and By-laws. 

We do not or will not conduct any family research. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary information to the Membership and Enrollment Committee and Governance Council for consideration

Incomplete applications will be returned to sender. 
Welcome to the Membership and Enrollment Information Page for the Band!

Please be advised that the Enrollment and Membership Committee is accepting applications. Please follows the instruction available below to their complete entirety. The Committee meets prior to the quarterly meeting and will provide the Governance Council a report of finding and the Council has the discretion to approve or deny membership per our Constitution and By-laws.  

Please review the "Tribal Notice" Buttons above for updates and specific detail of the Membership and Enrollment Committees action and activities.

Please Download these Mandatory forms. They Must be Submitted to Committee for Consideration

In 2018, Paul "Pablo" A. Martinez was re-appointed appointed by Chairman Manuel P. Sanchez on June 24, 2018 to head the Enrollment and Membership Committee. The committee members that were also appointed by the Chairman and ratified by a quorum of the Governance Council are:

Paul "Pablo" Martinez, Chair
Helen Jurado
Velma Provencio
Jessica Inez Martinez
Nancy Lopez
Frankie Renteria
Gilbert Flores