Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process
Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process is an innovative project delivered through the Indian Registry and Band Membership Department. It is Cowichan Tribes' participation in the Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship which is a direct response to Bill S-3: Addressing Sex-based Inequities in Indian Registration (Bill S-3) and is a part of the two part implementation process.
Bill S-3 is an amendment to the Indian Act, attempts to address sex-based discrimination that is embedded in the Indian Act which creates differential treatment between descendants of men and women in Registration of Indian Status. The amendments of Bill S-3 expand the transmission of Indian Status for descendants of Status women, and expands the calculation of entitlement for Registration of Indian Status. Immediate legislative changes were made in December 2017, when the Bill was passed in Parliament which had immediate impacts on the expansion of the transmission of Status and the calculation of entitlement. Delayed amendments are explored through the Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship which include the Removal of the 1951 Cut-off (further expands the transmission and calculation of entitlement), the Removal of the Second-generation Cut-off, and the Devolution of Registration to Cowichan Tribes.
Hilda Paige, BA
Community Engagement Coordinator
236-800-4023 ext. 1402
I'm located in the Lulumexun building!
Registration = Indian Act, and entitles a person to federally delivered services like Non-insured Health Benefits (delivered by First Nations Health Authority here in British Columbia).
Calculation of Entitlement: How a person is determined to be eligible for Registration of Indian Status.
Transmission of Status: How a person is able to pass their Entitlement for Registration of Indian Status to their descendants.
Looking for the Joint Event materials? Here they are:
Joint Event Programme.pdf (please note, this is meant to be a brochure)
Indian Registration Questionnaire for online viewers.docx (fill in this questionnaire on your computer and submit to the Coordinator!)
Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process.pptx (short PowerPoint presentation)
Exciting New Update!
Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process is co-hosting with Lalum'utul' Smuneem on March 26th!
The Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process is excited to announce the March 26, 2019 Joint Event co-hosted by Lalum'utul' Smuneem at the Duncan Ramada from 5:00PM-8:00PM! Previous correspondence for the event was "Community Workshop Pt.2", which is still taking place under the March 26, 2019 Joint Event.
It is a part of our Snuw'uy'ulh to have nuts'amaat shqwaluwun, the two Departments are eager to breathe life into this teaching by coming together to share important updates with the Quw'utsun' Mustimuhw. It is also a teaching to share information while eating, which is why there is such a short time frame for dinner & why Lalum'utul' Smuneem's portion will begin at 5:30PM-there is no rush or disrespect meant by that short time frame, it is merely to take advantage of that particular teaching.Tth'ihwum/please join us on March 26th for dinner, door prizes, child minding, or FB live stream from the Cowichan Tribes Facebook page!
Here are the Cowichan Tribes Newsletter submissions by the Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process:
Social Media Content:
Make sure to join us at the Community Workshop Pt.2!
Where: Duncan Ramada
What: Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process
Who: Registered Cowichans & parents of Registered Cowichans
Here's the event flyer:
Information From January 31st Community Workshop
Here's the summary from the January 31st Community Workshop:
Here's the entire presentation from Crown-Indigenous Relations that was presented at the January 31st Community Workshop! Please note that not every slide was presented at the Workshop - the facilitator only showed a few slides.
If you have any questions about the content, please contact the Coordinator!
Here's the programme from the January 31st Community Workshop:
Background Information on the Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship
Here's the most recent Overview of the Collaborative Process from Crown-Indigenous Relations (received at the Regional Meeting of Nations March 7-8):
Here's the first version of the Overview of the Collaborative Process from Crown-Indigenous Relations:
Here's a poster on the Devolution of Registration to Cowichan Tribes:
Here's a poster on the Removal of the 1951 Cut-Off:
Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada
Explore the federal government's website on the Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship: