Department of Homeland Security and Seneca Nation of Indians Announce Agreement to Develop Enhanced Tribal Card [September 10, 2009] [open pdf - 44KB]
"The Department of Homeland Security and the Seneca Nation of Indians today formalized an agreement to develop a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC)--signed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski and Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr., at a ceremony at Liberty Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The ETC establishes identity, tribal membership and citizenship for the purpose of entering the United States by land or sea--enhancing safety and security of U.S. borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade. 'This agreement will strengthen safety along our borders while providing Seneca Nation members a secure and standardized ID card,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'In the months ahead, we will continue to build upon these efforts--from secure identification to preparing for emergencies--with our tribal partners across the country.'"
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