Proof of Indigenous Ancestry

Some applicants may be required to provide proof of Indigenous ancestry. Accepted forms of proof include:

  • Copy of Status or Treaty card;
  • Copy of Nunavut Trust certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities;
  • Copy of membership card in a Metis registry recognized by the Metis National Council;
  • Proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or on the band list of an individual band, or on the Inuit roll;
  • Written confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry from the Department of Indian Affairs;
  • Written confirmation of membership in a band council that has its own membership code; or
  • Other acceptable documentation