Director of Operations
Central Registry/Office Manager
(306) 845-4300 Ext. 255
Cell: (306) 845-3306
P.O. Box 600
Application Process- Citizenship
Claudine Paddy - Indian Registry Administrator/Membership
(306) 845-4300 Ext. 205
Cell: (639) 844-7023
The Thunderchild First Nation is responsible for determining their membership and has its own Citizenship Act. Under the Act, in order to be eligible for Citizenship an individual must:
- Complete an application for Citizenship for self and/or on behalf of a minor;
- An adult, or an adult on behalf of a minor, requesting transfer from a different Nation must provide a letter stating why they wish to transfer along with the completed application; and
- Once applications are completed and signed they will be submitted to the Citizenship Committee for their consideration.
Application Process for Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) Cards
In order for a CIS card to be processed one must first make an appointment with the clerk.
For same day processing, all applicants must be willing to wait at least half hour to an hour in order for the process to be completed. The process entails completion of the application form, matching the identification provided with the information in the Indian Register, processing of photo and completion of card for signature.
Any of the two following forms of identification are acceptable for processing an application:
- Birth, Baptism Certificate;
- Driver's License;
- Valid Canadian Passport;
- Employee, student ID with digitized photo;
- Firearms license;
- Old status card; and
- Health card
Parents must sign for applicants twelve years of age and younger.
Under extraordinary circumstances, where the applicant has no identification, the clerk may issue a CIS based solely on their knowledge of the applicant’s identity and must be willing to complete and sign a Guarantor Form on behalf of the applicant.
Band Membership Assistance
Executive Assistant/Band Membership Assistance Coordinator
(306) 845-4300 Ext. 285
Cell (306) 845-7187
P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada
Phone: 1 (306) 845-4300
Fax: 1 (306) 845-3230
Toll-free: 1 (866) 395-8888
To be eligible for Band Membership Assistance (BMA) the applicant must be a
citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation. BMA will only assist in situations which
are life and death that pertain to immediate family members (spouse, biological
parents, biological siblings, biological children and others in the immediate care
of the applicant). BMA is meant to assist citizens so that they are able to be with
loved ones during that time.
The following is the process to seek assistance for BMA:
After all the necessary steps have been completed and eligibility under the policy
has been determined then assistance will be provided at BMA rates.
Another part of BMA is the assistance for Elders Utilities.
The guidelines for eligibility are as follows: