Membership services are currently only available once a month to LSIB Membership and to access this service you must phone the Administrator to schedule an appointment at (250) 499-5528.
This following is a list of services available from the Membership clerk:
- Register eligible First Nations (FN) individuals as Registered Indians under the Indian Act in the Indian Register;
- Record life events (e.g., birth, death, marriage, adoption, etc.) in the Indian Register;
- Issue Certificates of Indian Status (Status Cards) to identify FN persons as eligible for services and benefits that are specifically designed for Registered Indians;
- Renew or replace Certificates of Indian Status.
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This bill amends provisions of the Indian Act that the Court of Appeal for British Columbia found to be unconstitutional in the case of McIvor v. Canada. The bringing into force of Bill C-3 will ensure that eligible grand-children of women who lost status as a result of marrying non-Indian men will become entitled to registration (Indian status). As a result of this legislation approximately 45,000 persons will become newly entitled to registration.