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Secure Status Cards will be available to be done on October 2-4, 2013 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call Lucy to book appointment 676-2353. Passport photos MUST be done prior – Shoppers Drug Mart or Walmart does passport photos. Instructions and a list of what is required are listed here:


http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032421/1100100032422            


Recognition by the federal government of persons registered under the Indian Act is referred to as Registered Indian Status.  Status Indians are entitled to a wide range of programs and services offered by federal agencies, provincial governments and the private sector.  Historically, entitlement to Indian status and Indian band membership have been complex and controversial issues.  Over the years, there have been many rules for deciding who is eligible for registration as an Indian under the Indian Act. Important changes were made to the Act in June 1985, when Parliament passed Bill C-31, An Act to Amend the Indian Act, to bring it into line with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Knowing which programs and policies apply to you may be difficult. Social legislation varies across the ten provinces and three territories and so do the services available to Canadians in general and to Aboriginal people in particular. What you are eligible for depends largely on where you live.


What Information is Available?
  – Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
  – Maintenance of Indian Registration and Lists
  – Are You Eligible for Indian Status?
  – The Indian Register
Important Notice
RE: Secure Certificate of Indian Status Cards
Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to commence with applications for the New SECURE CERTIFICATE OF INDIAN STATUS CARD (SCIS) in the Atlantic Region.
Where: 40 Havelock Street, Amherst NS
When: Starting October 22, 2012 – by appointment only!
Phone: 1-902-661-6209 or 1-800-567-9604

For more information, please contact:
Indian Registry Clerk
Kateri Coade
(902) 676-2353
kcoade@abegweit.ca