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.

Use of Expired Status Cards

Like many government branches, Indigenous Services Canada is effectively shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for new status cards and renewals are not being processed and there will likely be a backlog to get through when offices re-open, which will further delay issuance of cards. ISC advises that businesses and service providers should therefore accept expired cards and Temporary Confirmation of Registration Documents past the renewal date, with a second piece of identification. Indian status does not expire. You can read and take a copy of the ISC notice here, to show to providers that may have concerns.