Culture. Heritage. Family.

The Modoc Nation is a federally recognized Native American Tribe under the leadership of Chief Bill G. Follis.

Modoc Nation currently has 555 enrolled members residing in 27 states.

Important Update:

MEMORANDUM

ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE PROCEDURES: 

Enrollment Decisions Following the Independent Audit,  and Appeals from Adverse Enrollment Decisions.

May 13, 2022

The Enrollment Committee is issuing this memorandum to all enrolled members and temporarily enrolled members of the Modoc Nation to describe the procedures for the Enrollment Committee and, upon appeal, the Tribal Council to review recommendations for enrollment made by the Tribal Registrar.  The independent auditor Wipfli LLP is auditing the procedures used by the Tribal Registrar to issue temporary enrollment decisions and to make enrollment recommendations to the Enrollment Committee.  Upon release of the independent audit, the Enrollment Committee will consider the Tribal Registrar’s enrollment recommendations.

STEP 1: The independent enrollment audit by Wipfli LLP is underway and will be concluded before the end of May 2022.

STEP 2: The Enrollment Committee members will each receive a copy of the completed independent audit, and each enrollment application that will be reviewed by the Enrollment Committee.

STEP 3: The Chairperson of the Enrollment Committee will schedule a public meeting for the Enrollment Committee members to consider each enrollment application.  Given the large number of enrollment applications, the public meeting may be continued from time to time until the Enrollment Committee has considered each enrollment application.  

Enrolled members and temporary members of the Modoc Nation may attend the public meeting.  The Enrollment Committee will not consider additional information from the enrollment applicant that was not submitted to the Tribal Registrar, so no public testimony will be allowed at the public meeting.  Any member that interrupts or disrupts the public meeting will be removed.

STEP 4: A member of the Enrollment Committee will draft a written decision for each enrollment application.  The written decision may approve the enrollment application, disapprove the enrollment application, or vacate the Tribal Registrar’s recommendation and remand the enrollment application to the Tribal Registrar for further investigation.  The written decision will be circulated to the Enrollment Committee for review and finalization.  Once finalized, the written decision will be delivered to the enrollment applicant.

STEP 5: The Enrollment Committee will inform any applicant whose enrollment application was disapproved by the Enrollment Committee that s/he may appeal the decision of the Enrollment Committee to the Tribal Council.  Procedures for appeals of the Enrollment Committee decision will be established by the Executive Council.

ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE Q&A:

Enrollment Decisions Following the Independent Audit,  and Appeals from Adverse Enrollment Decisions.

May 2022

MEMORANDUM

TO: Modoc Tribal Council

FROM: Modoc Elected Council

DATE: May 7, 2022

RE: Tribal Council Petitions

 

The Elected Council was informed that some people may have been under the misconception that there was an Annual Meeting for the Tribal Council today.  On April 21, 2022, the Elected Council adopted Resolution 22-16 resolving that the Annual Meeting will be postponed and rescheduled to Saturday, August 6, 2022.  We provided a general notification to all Tribal Council members and temporary members on April 26, 2022.  We apologize if people missed the notification. 

The decision to postpone the Annual Meeting was not made lightly. Your Elected Council representatives need to insure the integrity of our elections by enabling an independent government auditing firm to evaluate the irregular temporary enrollment decisions of the Tribal Registrar.  The enrollment inquiry is a serious matter that requires us to move deliberately and cautiously so that the Nation can have finality on this issue.

There are numerous requirements in the Nation’s Constitution for calling and conducting an election at an Annual Meeting of the Tribal Council. For instance, there must be appropriate notice of time and place of the meeting announced by the Secretary/Treasurer of the Elected Council through certain channels of communication.  The Secretary/Treasurer did not announce an Annual Meeting for today. The gathering today was also not a Special Meeting of the Tribal Council, which may be called at the discretion of the Chief.  Chief Follis did not call a Special Meeting. None of your Elected Council representatives were present at the meeting today because it was not an official meeting of the Modoc Nation government or the Tribal Council of the Modoc Nation.

The Elected Council will ensure that the entire Tribal Council is kept apprised of the enrollment audit, and that the entire Tribal Council will receive notice for the Annual Meeting at which the next Elected Council representatives will be elected by the duly enrolled members of the Modoc Nation.

We look forward to settling the outstanding concerns about enrollment and proceeding quickly, but responsibly, to elections for our representatives on August 6, 2022.  

The Annual Meeting has been postponed and rescheduled to Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am. 

Please see resolution for full details. 

Tribal Council Petitions

The following petitions have been filed by members. 

Elected Council Response

The following memo is the official response to the above Tribal Council Petitions.

 

Memo from Chief Bill Follis

Please see the following memo regarding Tribal office buildings.

 

2022 Candidate Election Guide

Click on the button below to open (and download if desired) the election guide containing candidate and election information. 

Important information about the day:

  • The meeting will be held at the Modoc Nation Gathering Place at 9:00 am. (use Google Maps and search: Modoc Gathering Place)
  • Doors will open at 8:15 am.
  • Members will need to have their tribal enrollment card or another form of picture ID for admittance to the meeting.
  • Only members 18 y/o and older will be admitted to the meeting.
  • At 1 pm we will have a “Farewell to Chief Follis” celebration with the Winner’s Circle restaurant catering lunch. We hope to see all Modoc Nation families there! Please bring a lawn chair.

We will be mailing out a hard copy of this as well.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call:

Email:   electioncommission@modocnation.com

Office phone:   918-994-1819

Redesigned License Plates

Designed by: Jose Rodriguez de Nueces

There are several plate types for this 2022 series, including the new Mt Shasta graphic, the Bison graphic, the sesquicentennial design (limited edition for 22-’23 only for the Modoc War sesquicentennial), a collectible or front-plate version, as well as a disabled, elder, personalized, commercial, farm, and tribal government version. To see all options, click on the Plate Designs link below.

Plates are available only to Modoc Nation members residing in Oklahoma. They are available at the Miami Nation tag office. For more information, please click the Miami Tag Office link below. Collectible or “front-plate” versions are available for purchase at the Modoc Nation administration office located at 22 N. Eight Tribes Trail in Miami OK.

MODOC CEMETERY

Look up a gravesite location at the Modoc Cemetery. 

Location software by Cemify.

MODOC NATION SUMMER YOUTH CAMP 2021

“Connecting To Our Past and Preparing For Our Future”

Modoc Families, 

Our Summer Youth Camp is going to happen however we are trying a different structure this year to try and keep people healthy and still involve as many kiddos as possible. 

Instead of a week of camp, we will have several different days stretched out through the summer weeks, so kids can sign up based on their interests and availability. We will allow ages 6-13 this year, but there will be days that just focus on the 6-9 or 10-13 age groups to let us provide the appropriate level of attention and support needed for activities to be successful. Our camp day will be split between learning Modoc cultural practices, history and language in the mornings, and then move to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities in the afternoon. 

Please look over the days and activities on the flyer and let us know which ones you want to participate in. 

We are so excited to come together this summer!!!

Activities

DATE Activity Ages Sign Up By:
June 10
Field Trip to Native American Museum and Amazeum-Bentonville, AR
6-13
June 4
June 22
Create Modoc Family Tree and T-shirt / STEM Water Rockets
6-13
June 10
July 7
Make moccasins / STEM in the Gym-Magnetism (limit 10 kids)
6-9
June 28
July 9
Make moccasins / STEM in the Gym-Electricity (limit 10 kids)
10-13
June 28
July 23
Pre/Post War Modoc life daily life / STEM-Structures
6-13
July 12
August 2
Make a hand drum/STEM-Coding/Robots (limit 10 kids)
6-9
July 23
August 4
Make a hand drum/STEM-Coding/Robots (limit 10 kids)
10-13
July 23

Forms

Location

We will hold camp at the MODOC GATHERING PLACE this year from 8:30am-4:00pm. All camp activities will be free and lunches/snacks will be provided. We will need all kids who sign up for June 10 and/or June 22 to have a “Permission to Transport” form completed and on file. Please reach out to us if transportation is an issue—we do not want our youth to miss out if we can find a way to avoid it.

Contact:

Annette Clark or Alisha Shoemaker at 

918-994-1819

annette.clark@modocnation.com or alisha.shoemaker@modoctribe.com

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