We are committed in providing Services in a professional, productive manner that will benefit all Tl’azt’en Nation Members.
We will maintain integrity, confidentiality, fairness, and provide continuous support.
The Certificate of Indian Status, referred to as a Status Card, is an official form of identification issued by Indian Northern Affairs Canada to a person who is registered as an Indian under the provisions of the Indian Act. Card holders are entitled to service and benefits that include non-insured healthcare and certain tax exemptions on purchases.
If you have questions about medical or dental coverage, please contact the First Nations Health Authority at (604) 666-3331, toll-free 1-800-317-7878 or 1-888-321-5003, or www.fnha.ca/benefits
Appointments for Status cards are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday You can call the Receptionist to make appointment at
250-648-3212. the cost for Tl’azt’en Nation Members is $10.00 and for Non Members $20.00 Elders are free.
The Status Card Policy states that an applicant is to provide the Indian Registry Administrator with
two (2) pieces of identification:
Any IRA (Indian Registration Administrator) who issues status cards to individuals who are only presenting one piece of valid I.D. or no I.D. at all will have their authority to issue status cards removed. As per a policy directive from the office of the Indian Registry, original long form birth certificates MUST be provided for all registrations of birth.
BCID and the BC Services Card (New Care Card) are done in Fort St. James at BC Services and Hub International (Barton Insurance)
BC Services Card (photo card)
(Go to the Service BC office beside Overwaitea in Fort St. James)
You need to bring two pieces of ID:
One primary one secondary.
BC Drivers Licence or Learners Licence.
B.C. Identification Card (BCID)
Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Only cards with a new design are accepted as primary ID)
Bank card (your name must be imprinted on the card and must be signed.
BC Services Card (non-photo included)
Canadian Forces ID
Correctional services conditional release card
Employee ID card with photo
Firearms acquisition certificate
Health card issued by a Canadian province or territory
CIS (Certificate of Indian Status)
Passport (Canadian or foreign, including U.S. passport card)
Must show your full legal name
Not accepted if expired
Social Insurance card (newer cards without a strip are not accepted)
Student card (school ID)
Vehicle registration (must include your signature)
If there’s a mistake in your foundation document-you must get this corrected by the issuing government agency. We will only use the exact full name on your foundation document(s)
You may have a preferred name (i.e. Bill instead of William or Sue instead of Susan). These preferred names are not allowed on your records unless you present a legal Change of Name Certificate or an updated foundation document. You may not re-arrange your names into a different order; your full legal name will appear exactly as on your foundation document.
Register Births/Deaths/Band Transfers
Social Insurance Card
If you have lost your social insurance card you can apply to replace it, there is a fee of $10.00 and although you WILL NOT receive a CARD, you will receive your number on a printed piece of paper.
Board Member of JPRF (John Prince Research Forest)
Coordinator of Annual General Assembly's (AGA) 2 Day Meetings held in August of each year.
Chief and Council (Council Term 2012-2014)
Recording Secretary for Quarterly Band Member Meetings
Commissioner for Taking Affidavits (currently there is no fee)
Electoral Officer (Certificate)
BSDW (Band Social Development Worker) Essential Skills Level 1
Charlene Tom, Membership Clerk (Indian Registry Administrator)
Paul Haskell, BACK-UP IRA, Paul is also a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits for British Columbia