NOTICE TO COMMUNITY FROM FMYN CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE RELEASED MARCH 25, 2015
The Constitution Committee would like to correct information that was shared to the community regarding federal funding to the Nation. The federal government including the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Health Services (IHS) and other federal agencies DO NOT require tribes to maintain a certain blood quantum in order to receive federal funding. Fort McDowell and other tribes are sovereign nations and possess the inherent power to determine who they choose to be citizens/members of their respective tribes. We apologize for any confusion.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Ramirez at (480) 789-7145 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.