Cherokee Nation to visit state, issue updated ID cards

Posted: February 8, 2013 at 9:42 a.m.

The Cherokee Nation will visit cities in Arkansas beginning this weekend to meet with citizens of its federally recognized government and give them a chance to upgrade their tribal citizenship cards.

Meetings in Rogers and Van Buren are set for this weekend.

More than 9,000 of the new photo IDs, known as “blue cards,” have been issued in at least seven states since October, the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.

In order to receive the new cards, citizens must bring proof of ID, their citizenship cards and their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood cards, also known as “white cards.”

Meeting date and photo ID locations will be:

  • Rogers: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at McAuley Hall, 1200 W. Walnut St.
  • Van Buren: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Van Buren Library, 1409 Main St.
  • Fort Smith: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Pendergraft Health Sciences Building (Weidman Center), 5210 Grand Ave.
  • Fayetteville: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2 in Room 328 of the University of Arkansas Law School, 1045 W. Maple St.