Eastern Cherokees debate next move in enrollment audit
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina are debating what to do about the results of an enrollment audit.

Enrollment is linked to the Baker Roll, a document from the 1920s. Members must be a lineal descendant of someone on the roll and must have at least 1/16 degree of Eastern Cherokee blood.

The audit, conducted by The Falmouth Institute, found that 683 people do not meet current membership requirements and another 300 who have no connection to the Baker Roll. In total, 1,405 people could face action.

The tribal council has not decided what it will do about the cases.

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