When you become a member under Oklevueha Native American Church, you receive a membership card and membership ID number which enables you to connect with our recognized ONAC branches under Mother Church. Connecting with these branches enables you to sit and participate in ceremonies. Membership in ONAC does not automatically make you a member of a Native American tribe. Tribal Membership can only be conferred by a tribe itself. Each Native American tribe has its own requirements for membership. If your tribal membership is approved, a tribe will actually give you a Tribal ID card or a notarized letter of membership. By completing and submitting this membership application and if approved, you will become a member of Oklevueha Native American Church.
A charitable contribution is a gift, and a gift is a transfer of all of a donor’s “dominion and control”, over the donated amount, regardless of amount of contribution. Therefore, there are no “refunds” for, contribution of any amount. The membership is lifetime as long as the members stays in good standing with, our policies, guidelines, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
FULL MEMBERSHIP – $250 contribution
This level is for those coming in under no ONAC branch and as an independent. This is a lifetime membership level.
INDEPENDENT BRANCH MEMBERSHIP – $60 contribution
This level is for those who have a letter of recommendation from one of our ONAC branches in good standing. You must attach this letter to your application when applying. This is a lifetime membership level.
TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP – $30 contribution
This level is for those who have a Tribal Card or notarized Tribal documents connecting them with a Tribe. Tribal identification documentation must be attached with membership application. This is a lifetime membership level. NOTE: Only members of bonafide Native American Tribes may apply for this level. Having a 'Letter of Recommendation' from one of our recognized ONAC branches does NOT qualify you to apply for this membership level - please see Independent Branch Membership Level.
VETERAN MEMBERSHIP – $30 contribution
This level is for Veterans who have served at least 1 full term of service with an Honorable Discharge, unless Medically Discharged. You must submit a copy of your full DD214 form from the military. If you are still 'Active Duty' you must submit a current CAC that has not expired. This is a lifetime membership level. (Please note, this does not extend to spouses or dependents, only to the Veteran themselves)
ASSOCIATE MEMBER – $80 contribution
For those who prefer a one year membership (renewable) This is a low cost option for those who can’t afford a regular membership or only need access to medicines or ceremonies for a short time. This membership lasts for 1 year and you will receive a membership card with an expiration date on it. Our hope for this membership level is to help you connect with our ONAC branches (once a member) and become a member of the community so that when you need to renew, you can apply for a lifetime membership level with an ONAC branch in good standing.
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If you need a replacement membership card because yours is lost, stolen or worn out, click here to order one. As of 2023 and moving forward, we have moved to virtual membership cards. If you are an existing member in good standing, you will be able to download a copy of your membership card after completing this application.
It is vitally important that you be sure to read, understand and commit to the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. There is no guarantee that you will not have problems with law enforcement if you participate in ceremonies or medicinal use of controlled substances. Please review carefully the legal information at this link. In most cases however, the members that we are aware of that have had serious legal problems were also in violation of those Codes which removes their protection. Thank you for your attention to these details.
If you submit this application without completing all required fields or without making your contribution after doing so, please do not resubmit it. Contributions (if not made at the time of application) can be made from a link sent to your email address. Simply contact us at [email protected] with corrections, additional information, or any other issues and we will update your application.