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 –
This level is for those coming in under no ONAC branch and as an independent. This is a lifetime membership level.
INDEPENDENT BRANCH MEMBERSHIP –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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.
To make a contribution to our work without becoming a member
If you need a replacement membership card because yours is lost, stolen or worn out,
to order one for a $25 contribution. *Replacement Card Option – Does NOT apply for those with a 1 year associate membership. They must renew membership by applying again under the 1 year membership level ($80 contribution)
THE MEMBERSHIP FORM
The form requires you check certain boxes. If the submit button does not appear at the bottom of your form, you have missed one of the check boxes. (Hint: look for the red asterisks)
Please include the required documents. There will be places for you to upload pictures, etc.
Please double check that all your personal information is correct.
You will be asked to read the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics. Please check the boxes once you have read them. By checking the box, you agree to abide by these principles.
Once you submit your application, you will be redirected to PayPal to make your contribution. You do not need a PayPal account to process your contribution.
DO NOT SUBMIT THE FORM MULTIPLE TIMES. It does not replace your original application and just confuses the system.
You will receive a ‘Welcome Email’ from us after submitting your application. This email has extremely important information for you. Please check your junk/spam folder to make sure you received it.
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
with corrections, additional information, or any other issues and we will update your application.