Need to Apply for or Renew a Certificate of Indian Status?
See Evelyn Day, Indian Registry Administrator
195 Village Road, Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
What you need:
- Bring in your old CIS card and another piece of identification from the following list; birth certificate, health card, driver’s licence, employee identification, firearms license, guarantor forms and a Passport (serves as two pieces of I.D)
- Lost of stolen cards, you will need two pieces of ID from the list above. There is a limit of only 2 cards per year issued to each member. These should be reported to the OPP and the claim number should be included with the forms.
Reporting births – marriages- divorces- deaths to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Office (formerly INAC). Original documents are required. (Originals need to be sent to AAND) but will be returned.
Note to expectant parents. Please ensure that you put BOTH PARENTS information on the Statement of Live Birth (even if you are no longer together) or AANDC will register your child as 6.2 which indicates that the child has (one non-native parent). Any person registered as 6 (2) will then have to apply for membership in Serpent River First Nation to become a Band Member. Registration is not automatic. You have to provide the Original Statement of Live Birth in order to have the child registered.
For your Information
GENDER EQUITY – BILL C-3
Gender equity are the grand-children of the women who lost their status by marring non-natives. They are classified as 6(2) and their parents category changes from a 6(2) to a 6(1).c.1
Indian Registry Administrators do not issue status card to the Gender Equity people. They receive a letter from Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada which enables them to access services until they receive their SCIS card from AANDC. When Bill c- 31 people receive their notice they are informed that we have a membership code and they have to apply for membership. The code was effective 1987/06/09 and it does not allow for 6(2) or gender equity membership. There is a clause that states that an applicant must have two status grand- parents.
The people are affiliated , which means that they are associated/connected with Serpent River First Nation but are not citizens which implies voter/legal resident status. They have to apply for membership to be able to vote, apply for housing or land for their homes/ cottages.
Chief and Council Elections
The IRA compiles the voters list and addresses. In order to exercise your voting privileges, please provide Evelyn Day, with your address.