Testimony of Joan Decker in the
Trial of Arlo Looking Cloud
February, 2004

MR. MANDEL: United States would call Joan Decker.


called as a witness, being first duly sworn, testified and

said as follows:


Q. State your name, please?

A. My name is Joan Decker.

Q. Could you spell that for the Court Reporter, please?

A. J-O-A-N, D-E-C-K-E-R.

Q. What is your occupation?

A. I am the enrollment director for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Q. How long have you had that position?

A. I have been there for 29 years.

Q. As enrollment director what do you do there at the tribe?

A. I keep track of the vital statistics for the tribe, and

issue enrollment numbers to the people that are eligible for enrollment.

Q. To be eligible for enrollment what are the requirements?

A. At least one parent must be an enrolled member and a

resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Q. Did you conduct a search of the enrollment records for

Fritz Arlo Looking Cloud?

A. Yes, I did.

Q. What were you able to find out?

A. That he is an enrolled member.

Q. Do you have a copy of the enrollment record before you?

A. Yes, I do.

(Exhibit 42 marked For identification.)


Q. I am showing you what's been marked Exhibit 42, is that

the enrollment record that you obtained?

A. Yes, it is.

MR. MANDEL: I offer Exhibit 42 at this time, Your


MR. RENSCH: No objection.

THE COURT: Exhibit 42 is received.


Q. What does that state regarding Fritz Arlo Looking Cloud?

A. It shows that Fritz Arlo Looking Cloud is listed on the

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since this ledger established

1908, revised 1956, an official record of this agency as being

four fourths degree Oglala Sioux Indian blood with enroll

number you 22849 and was born March 25, 1951.

MR. MANDEL: I have no further questions, Your Honor.

MR. RENSCH: No questions.

THE COURT: Thank you, Ma'am, you may step down.

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