The department coordinates the implementation and negotiation of the KFN agreements, including all aspects of enrolment and citizenship. As well the department provides legislative, policy, and regulatory expertise and records management.
SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES
- Processes Citizenship applications
- Maintains the Citizenship list
- Prepares for and oversees Elections through the Elections Committee
- Monitors the Constitution through the Constitution Committee
- Negotiates and implements the KFN Self-Government and Final Agreements
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR INDIAN STATUS?
Changes to the Indian Act – You May Now Be Eligible for Indian Status. In April 2009, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia ruled in the case of McIvor v. Canada that certain registration provisions of the Indian Act were unconstitutional because they violated the equality provision of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
KFN CITIZENSHIP & INDIAN STATUS – TWO DIFFERENT REGISTRIES!
Having a Status Card with a KFN number does not automatically mean you are a KFN Citizen. The federal Indian Registry and KFN’s Beneficiary Enrollment List are two completely separate systems. An individual has to submit one application to the Government of Canada for Indian Status and one to KFN to become a Citizen. KFN Enrollment Applications can be obtained by contacting the Governance Department at 867-841-4274 ext. 237.
KFN CITIZENSHIP CARDS
We issue Citizenship Cards. Please take note that we can only issue a card in the name that appears in your enrolment file. If you want a card issued in another name, then you must send KFN a certified copy of the applicable documentation.