Navajo Nation ID Cards Now Available

May 22, 2012

Identification cards for members of the Navajo Nation are now on sale. The tribe's Office of Vital Records and Identification had issued cards to 100 people last year during a test run of the program. Navajo President Ben Shelly says tribal members now can purchase them at the office in Window Rock. The cost is $17.

The tribe had pushed for the creation of an ID card for the last decade. The cards are designed to boost convenience, security and privacy for tribal members. Tribes increasingly are issuing such cards to members to offer easier identification of American Indians.