Lands and Membership Notice

Due to the closures mandated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lands/Membership department will not be conducting any face-to-face visits until further notice. The department will also not be issuing status cards as the department does not have a card supply.

Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) Membership/Registration department has also been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be providing cards to First Nations at this time. Indigenous Services has informed us that expired status cards can still be used for medical reasons but may not be accepted by retailers. In these cases, it is suggested to retain your receipts to submit a claim later.

NOTE: if a child needs urgent medical care, 911 should be called immediately. For other child needs you can also contact the Jordan’s Principle Program at 1-855-572-4453, or the Nawash health centre at 519-534-0373, for more options.

Temporary Confirmation of Indian Status may be requested by email request to Indigenous Services Public Enquiry Centre at: In your request, include your full legal name, date of birth, phone number and copy of a piece of Identification (Front and back). At this time, this service will be provided via email only.

If you have any questions regarding Lands and Membership during the temporary administrative closure, we can be reached by phone at 519-534-1689, or by email at

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