Membership Office Open for Status Card Applications

The lockdown in Neyaashiinigmiing has been lifted by direction of the Council. The membership department will now resume processing of regular status cards.

Status cards will be issued from Monday-Thursday (9am-4pm), by appointment ONLY. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

At your appointment, you will be asked to come into the band administration lobby briefly to have your picture taken and to fill out the required application forms.

You are then asked to wait in your vehicles while the card is processed. The completed card will be brought out to you.

The Membership Department is happy to serve all other enquiries (i.e: registrations, births, deaths, marriages, name changes etc.) by phone at 519-534-1689, or by email to

These physical distancing measures are in place to prevent crowding in the band administration office and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Membership Office Provides Service by Email Only During Lockdown

Due to the pandemic lockdown, the Chippewas of Nawash Membership Office will not hold any in-person meetings until January 28th. Status cards will not be issued by this department during this time.

Per the notice posted on the Indigenous Services website, expired status cards and/or Temporary Confirmations of Registration Documents (TCRDs) should be accepted by Service Providers during this time. Service Providers may ask for a second piece of I.D when expired status cards and TCRD’s are used.

TCRDs can be obtained directly from Indigenous Services by calling 1-800-567-9604 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). These will be mailed to you. Allow time for the department to process your request and for your card to arrive in the mail. Note: You must already be a registered band member to be able to obtain a status card or TCRD

If you wish to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS), the application forms are available on the Indigenous Services website. Our Membership Office can also email the application forms for a SCIS to you. Email your request to Applicants must then complete and send the forms directly to Indigenous Services Canada.

Thank you for your patience at this time. We look forward to providing a higher service level in the future.