Launch of the Survey on Indian registration, band membership and First Nation citizenship

Young dancers at a pow wow

January 23, 2019

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba

AMC Communications

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada has launched a survey for the Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, band membership and First Nation citizenship. It is available on their website.

From the Department’s email that was sent out:

The survey is part of the Department’s strategy to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide input into the Collaborative Process.

We invite individuals to provide their input on the three consultation streams:

  • the removal of the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act;
  • remaining inequities related to registration and membership under the Indian Act ; and
  • First Nation exclusive responsibility for determining membership and citizenship (moving beyond the Indian Act).

*  Please visit our website for the link to the survey: The survey should take between 15 to 20 minutes to complete and all answers will be confidential.

Please feel free to forward this message to any Indigenous individual that may be interested. A limited number of printed copies will be made available upon request. However, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, individuals are encouraged to complete the survey online, when possible.  Please contact us if you want print versions of the survey.

Additionally, we invite you to write a written submission to our email on the consultation streams.

The information gathered through the survey will be added to the input obtained from community sessions, regional events and the information collected by the Minister’s Special Representative to inform the preparation of the June 2019 report to Parliament. For materials and information on the consultations, you may visit the Department’s website regularly for updates as they become available at:

Should you have any questions please email us at: or call us at: 1-855-833-0033.