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  The New Indian Registration System and Procedural Changes  

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointment required.
(Please be advised that the Office is closed for lunch hour)

Should you require further assistance, please contact the Membership Office
(705) 865-2421, ext. 243
Email: toulouse_mitzi@sagamok.ca


Before you can Register your child, you would need to receive a Notification of Birth Registration from the Office of the Registrar General, then apply for a copy of the Live Birth Statement with the Registrar General.
When Registering a Child, he/she will receive their own registry Number.  Sagamok Anishnawbek Membership Office will no longer pay for the “Statement of Live Birth”, the Parents will now have to pay for their own.

Required Documents
The Statement of Live Birth (long birth certificate) which identifies the parent (s) by name.

  • If the named father is claimed to be incorrect, the applicant must contact Vital Statistics to obtain an amended birth registration with the correct paternity information or alternatively, present DNA evidence with court order;
  • If the birth document does not state paternity but Indian paternity is claimed, then Statutory Declarations completed by both parents confirming paternity will be required to substantiate the claimed father.
  • If the father is not registered as an Indian within the Indian Act, but named on the Live Birth Statement, they must also sign the application.
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Application for Registration of a Minor Child
Registration of an Minor Child Under the Indian Act
Registration of an Adult Under the Indian Act
Statement of Live Birth
Birth Certificate Application

Section  6(1)
(a) registered prior to April 17, 1985
(b) Members of New Bands     
(c) Those who lost status through:
12 (1)B (Marriage to Non-Indian)
12(1)A   IV (Double Mother)
109 (2) (Mother married Non-Indian)
12(2) (Non-Indian Paternity)         
(d) Those enfranchised by application 109 (1) (voluntary)                     
(e) Those removed as a result of: Section 13 before 1951 (five years outside country); Section 111 before 1920 (University Degree or Profession)
(f)  Those with both parents in 6 (1) or 6 (2)

Section 6(2) Those with one parent in 6(1)

Section 12 (1) (b)   Indian women lost status
Section 11 (1) (f)   Non-Indian wife becomes Indian


Fees for Services Canada

  • Birth Certificate
  • Replacement Birth Certificate
  • Certified Copy (Long Form)
  • Replacement of Certified Copy
  • Marriage or Death Certificate
  • Certificated Copy (Marriage/ Death)
  • Birth/ Death/ Marriage Confirmation letter
  • Delayed Registration of Birth

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600, 189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
1-800-461-2156 / Fax(807) 343-7459

Request for a New Registration Number

  • As of 2003, INAC is not providing individuals with a new registry number, as he/she has reached the age of majority.
  • This does not mean your child will fall under the same number, he/she will receive their own upon registration


As of January 12, 2012:
Please be advised that the Indian Registration Policy requires two (2) pieces of identification shown for all Status Card applications.
For children under 16 only require one piece of Identification and ONE piece of Identification from the accompanying parent.

“No Status Cards will be Issued without"
Certificate of Status Card (C.I.S.) Fees
C.I.S. WITH PHOTO $10.00

Acceptable Forms of Identification:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Employee ID Card
  • Firearms License
  • Guarantor Form
  • Expired Certificate of  Indian Status card
  • Provincial Health Card (OHIP)
  • Provincial ID Card
  • Student ID Card

Process for obtaining a certificate of Indian Status Card by mail
In order to obtain a Certificate of Indian Status card, you require the following:

  • Application for Certificate of Indian Status.
  • Expired card or fill out the enclosed Lost Declaration.
  • First time or lost card applicants must enclose a VALID photocopied piece of identification.  (Social Security and Social Insurance cards are not accepted).
  • You fill out the top half of the Guarantor’s form, INAC fills out the bottom portion.
  • Two passport quality photo’s.  (Keep in mind that the photo is smaller than a passport photo, the dimensions are 1 inch width by 1 ½ inches height).  Eyes must be clearly visible and photo must be clear.

Please note that incomplete applications will be returned

Send application packages to:

Melanie Fengler
Registration Officer
Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
25 St. Clair Avenue east, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M4T 1M2
TEL: (416) 973-5283

Also, any issuance of Certificate of Indian Status Cards and request for any Membership letters are now by appointments only.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Mitzi Toulouse, Membership Clerk/ I.R.A at (705) 865-2421.

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Mail Out Applications for Certificate of Indian Status Card
Applications for Certificate of Indian Status Card
Guarantor’s Declaration

Sagamok Anishnawbek 2010/ 2011 Membership Authority

  •  Amanda Hardisty, Vice-Chair
  • Jessie Hardisty
  • Patricia Owl
  • Angela Southwind
  • Pamela Sago-Toulouse
  • Patricia Toulouse, Chair
  • Vanessa Trudeau


Any registered Indian who has at least two natural or adoptive grandparents who are, or were at the time of their death, entitled to be registered as Indians, is eligible to apply for membership who is also either:

  • a person whose parent is or was a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek
  • the spouse of a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek, or
  • a person who seeks to transfer their existing membership from another First Nation to the Sagamok Anishnawbek, and has received the majority support at a General Membership meeting
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Membership Law
Membership Application
Other Download Files
Ministry of Finance Application (Gas Card)

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