There are three federally-recognized Cherokee tribes or bands. Only one issues per capita payments to their adult members. This is Eastern Band. They don't give out monthly checks, but disburse bi-annual allotments, that will fluctuate with tribal gaming revenues.
Herein, how much Cherokee Indian Do you have to be to get money?
To give you an example, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians a minimum of 1/16 degree of Cherokee blood for tribal enrollment, while the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Higher Education Grant expects you to have the minimum of ¼ Native American blood percentages. That is 25% of your blood is from Native American ancestors.
Subsequently, question is, how much money do you get for being Indian?
Members of some Native American tribes receive cash payouts from gaming revenue. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, for example, has paid its members $30,000 per month from casino earnings. Other tribes send out more modest annual checks of $1,000 or less.
Can I get money for being Choctaw Indian?
Over 1,500 Choctaw Tribal members or their heirs are entitled to more than $2.5 million dollars in unclaimed funds under the Cobell settlement. Below is a list of individuals identified by the Department of Interior as living or deceased members of the Choctaw Tribe who may be entitled to a payment.
How do you know if you are Cherokee Indian?
On its website, The Cherokee Nation provides a citizenship form you can fill out with your ancestors' information and roll numbers and mail to the Cherokee Nation Registration Department in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. If the Cherokee Nation approves your application, you can be considered a Cherokee tribe member.