Bill C-3: Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act
On December 15, 2010 Bill C-3: Gender Equity and the Indian Registration Act recieved Royal Assent. The bringing into force of Bill C-3 will ensure that eligible grand-children of women who lost their status as a result of marrying non-Indian men will become entitled to registration (Indian Status).
INAC has developed an improved service for Bill C-3 applicants, whereby eligible applicants can expect to receive registration as an Indian under the Indian Act AND an in-Canada Secure Certificate of Indian Status (status card) in one step. This has resulted in the development of a new registration form and a process whereby applications will only be accepted by mail.
Registration forms are available on the INAC web site, from the INAC Call Centre, INAC Regional Offices and Service Canada Centres . Individuals who believe they may be entitled to registration are encouraged to visit the C-3 Registration Information section of the INAC website.
Registering your Child(ren)
Birth Father and Registering your Child
Attention BRFN Membership *Single Mothers*. Please contact the Registry Manager to discuss possible issues regarding your child's registration/status.
Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
Which documents are required to apply for an In-Canada SCIS?
And if applicable:
More details on the specific requirements will be provided in the application form instructions. Every possible effort will be made to return original documents within one month after an application has been recieved.
* Update as of September 20, 2010. This has been postponed until further notice.
The Registry Manager assists members with applications such as:
Reports on transfers, births and deaths are made by the Registry Manager to Indian Affairs Canada and BRFN Chief and Council.
Contact InfoHubert Whitefish
(306)724-4700 Ext 237
P.O. Box 519
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