Find out about registration under the Indian Act and status card applications, the Indian Register and First Nation membership or citizenship.
Use of the term "Indian"
Many Indigenous people in Canada prefer not to describe themselves as "Indians" and view this term as rooted in colonialism and racism. Under the Indian Act, the precise legal meaning of the term "Indian" refers to First Nations persons who are entitled to registration.
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Prepare for discussions on addressing remaining inequities in registration and membership. Visit The Collaborative Process on the Second-Generation Cut-off and Section 10 Voting Thresholds.
Services and information
Find out if you are entitled to registration under the Indian Act and how to apply.
Find out how to apply for, renew or replace a status card and how long it'll take.
Find out more about entitlement, benefits and registration under the Indian Act and the Indian Register.
Eliminating sex-based inequities, new registration entitlements, collaborative process on the second generation cut off and section 10 voting thresholds.
Registration under the Indian Act isn't the same as applying for a status card. This infographic helps explain the differences.
Find out which status cards can be used to cross the Canada-U.S. border if you're registered under the Indian Act.
Find out how to report an event or amend an entry.
Find out how Indian Registration Administrators help maintain the Indian Register, can help you apply for registration in the Indian Register and a status card.
Find out about First Nations membership or citizenship and how to transfer to, create, divide or merge a First Nation.
Find out what you need to know about status cards and the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.
Find out what you need to know about the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.
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