The Registration of First Nation children and youth is ensuring protection of your Treaty Rights and has several benefits including:
Entitlement to registration under the Indian Act is based on the degree of descent from ancestors who are registered or entitled to be registered.
To find out if you are entitled to be registered, ask yourself:
You may be entitled to be registered if:
The registration application process can be complex and timely. A registration coordinator will work one on one with families and adults to apply for Indian Registration with Indigenous Services Canada.
Financial Assistance in obtaining Documents Processing
First Nations Health Consortium can assist with the document costs needed for applying for Indian Registration with Indigenous Services Canada. Part of this cost may include travel and or postage costs to obtain the documents needed. A registration coordinator will assist families and adults with this process.
Some documents we would assist with the cost include: