Cherokee Nation issuing photo ID cards in Oakland

January 5, 2013 1:07:55 PM PST
Bay Area Native Americans who belong to the Cherokee Nation can get a new photo ID card.

Starting in October the nation's largest tribe began issuing citizenship cards to its 315,000 members.

The mobile registration group is in Oakland at the Intertribal Friendship House on International Boulevard Saturday. They are issuing photo ID cards from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Organizers say the cards are similar to a driver's license.

California is home to nearly 20,000 Cherokee citizens.