Tribal Enrollment

Every tribe has a process for becoming an enrolled member of the tribe. The tribe has the right to determine enrollment as per the tribe’s Consitution.

The Catawba Nation uses three base tribal membership rolls. The dates of these rolls are 1943, 1961, and 2000. Anyone wishing to be added to the current roll must to prove lineal descent from someone listed on these rolls. If you have questions about this process or feel that you can prove lineal descent, please contact Donna Curtis, our Tribal Enrollment Coordinator.

Donna can be reached at (803) 366-4792 ext 253 or Please include the following information when contacting her: ancestors full name, birthdate, place of birth, death and date. Information will be research and you will be contacted.

When direct lineal descent is proven, an enrollment form can be mailed or emailed to you. Current tribal members can request an enrollment form at any time by contacting Donna by phone or email.