Membership

Indian Registry Program and Band List

Rosie Marsden, Indian Registry Administrator, administers the Indian Registry Program on behalf of Indigenous & Northern Affairs as per policy for: Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Hupacasath, Kyuquot, Checklesahht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Tseshaht & Uchucklesaht.

Randy Ginger and Phyllis Francouer provide back up services for status cards issuance only.

Membership Office hours are:
9am - 4pm

Hours for status cards:
9:30am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Indian Registry Administrator ensures forms are properly completed and all documents are received for recording events and changes to the Indian Registry System, births, marriages, Divorces, transfers, name changes, adoptions and amendments to individual’s registry record, maintaining individual folders for each individual & issuing status cards. The Administrator also also assists in the maintenance of the Band Membership Lists. Provide liaison services to Estates Dept. Travel to communities to update status cards and assist with events pertaining to the program. Also travel to major Urban communities.

Entitlement is based under Section 6 of the Indian Act and is protected by the Federal Privacy Act. Registration of events are not automatic, proper forms need to be completed and signed and original certificates need to be provided. For birth registrations, original birth certificates with the parental information have to be submitted. Once birth events are recorded the birth certificate is sent back with a letter confirming that the registration is complete along with the new registry number of the child. Being one of the 5 IRA’s in BC that have direct access to the Indian Registry System, The Administrator does not have to submit documentation to the Regional Office in Vancouver for processing.

Contact information:    

Rosie Marsden
Indian Registry Administrator
PO Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Phone: (250)724-5757
Fax: 250-724- 5767
Toll free: 1-877- 677-1131
rosie.marsden@nuuchahnulth.org

BIRTH REGISTRATION UNDER THE INDIAN ACT: 

To register a child on AANDC's Indian Registry Program and your First Nation/Band membership, parent(s) must submit:

  1. A signed parental consent form for registration
  2. The original child's birth certificate that states the names of the child's parent(s) 
  3. A signed Birth release form to be added to the Band List

*NOTE: TO DETERMINE A CHILD’S CORRECT ENTITLEMENT UNDER THE INDIAN ACT, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT BOTH PARENTS ARE ON BIRTH DOCUMENT IF THEY ARE BOTH REGISTERED INDIANS.

*For all other events, please contact the office directly.

*For Band Membership contact the Band directly.

Certificate of Indian Status

CERTIFICATE OF INDIAN STATUS CARDS – AANDC ID REQUIREMENTS

This is to advise that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Canada has implemented new ID requirements for status card applications. This policy must be followed even if the issuing officer personally knows the applicant. If an issuing officer fail to follow these new requirements, they may lose the authority to issue status cards. Please bring with you the following identification to the office for the laminate type status Indian Registry card: