Membership staff have the responsibility of recording, registering and reporting on the demographics of the Dokis First Nation membership. In addition to filing forms for birth, marriage and death, staff also assist Dokis First Nation members with wills, estates, powers of attorney and living wills. Finally, the Membership staff section includes Address Updates, Estates, Gas Cards and Status Cards.
Dokis First Nation retains mailing lists of Dokis First Nation members for the purpose of communicating with the membership. It is your responsibility to ensure that your address is updated with our office.
HOW DO YOU REPORT THE DEATH OF A REGISTERED FAMILY MEMBER?
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE INFORMATION IN THE INDIAN REGISTER BE CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE.
PLEASE ENSURE TO DO YOUR PART IN REPORTING THE DEATH OF A REGISTERED FAMILY MEMBER BY:
STEP 1: Contacting Dokis First Nation Membership Dept.
INDIAN REGISTRY ADMINISTRATOR at (705) 763-2575, EXTENSION # 202
STEP 2: Contact any Indigenous Services Canada Office in Ontario. (SEE LIST OF LOCATIONS)
STEP 3: Provide any of the following documents:
ORIGINAL DEATH CERTIFICATE
VITAL STATISTICS DEATH RECORD OR EXTRACT
STEP 4: If available, also provide the Deceased family members’ Status Card when reporting a death.
- According to Federal Rules/ Estate Regulations in accordance with the Indian Act, a copy of the Will is no longer required as only a Death Certificate and copy of Appointment of Executor/Administrator is required (due to Privacy laws) for the Executor/Administrator to act on behalf of the Estate.
What should you do when a family member or a friend dies?
If a First Nations person was living off a reserve at the time of death, the estate is the responsibility of the province, territory or country where they lived. Follow this link to Indigenous Services Canada to find out more info regarding each province.
Indigenous Services Canada – to request forms by Category
Some First Nations still issue Certificates of Indian Status (status cards), you can contact the Indian Registry Administrator in Dokis If you are looking to find out out more information on ‘applying for your first secure status card or to renew, replace or update your secure status card’
click on the link below to the Indigenous Services Canada website.
Find out what services are available to help you manage the property of a minor or a dependent adult who usually lives on a reserve or the estate of a deceased family member or friend who usually lived on a reserve.
Find out about treaty annuity payments to persons who are entitled to them through registration to First Nations that signed specific historic treaties with the Crown.