Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Unless otherwise posted)
Certificates of Indian Status
Please be advised that the Membership Office will be issuing Certificates of Indian Status (status cards) on a daily basis (if available).
Note: Those who are travelling are asked to call Dawn Sinclair, Membership Officer, in advance to confirm that there are status cards available at (204) 645-2359 extension 140.
Application for Band Membership
As of 1985, Peguis First Nation became a Section 10 Band. This means that there are two (2) lists that the Band must maintain:
1. Registry List
This is where an individual receives their registration number (example 269 00000 01). This entitles individuals to health, prescription drugs, dental, vision (all these determined by First Nations Inuit Health- FNIH, not your band) and post-secondary benefits (based on available funds).
2. Band Membership List
This entitles individuals the right to vote in all matters pertaining to their First Nation. It also entitles an individual to live on reserve and housing on reserve (based on availability)
If you have young children or have recently received a letter from the Registrar of Indian Affairs confirming your reinstatement to Indian Status with Peguis, please fill out a Membership Application. Once completed, please forward to the Peguis Band Office via mail or fax:
Peguis Indian Band
Attn: Dawn M. Bear
P.O Box 10
Peguis, MB R0C 3J0
Fax: (204) 645-4581
Current Mailing Address
Update of Membership List:
Our Membership List must be updated regularly. From time to time Peguis Chief and Council have distributed informational material and newsletters in an attempt to keep members informed on current issues.
It is then important that the addresses of all Members of Peguis on the Membership list be up to date and accurate. If you, or a member of your family, are a Peguis Band Member, living off-reserve, and you have not been receiving information from Peguis First Nation, please contact Membership Officer, Dawn M. Bear, at (204) 645-2359 ext.140 or toll free at 1-866-645-2359 to have your information updated.
RE: Registration of Child
As of June 8, 2018 Indigenous Service Canada (ISC, previously INAC) has released a new registration form for applying for Registration under the Indian Act.
Please find the Application for Registration on the Indian Register (15 under) and Guarantor Declaration forms to register your child. The parent/guardian is responsible for closely looking over and completing these applications. Please note, without these applications the Membership Office will be unable to register your child. The Membership Office will also need the original long form birth certificate, which states parentage and a piece of picture ID from the parent/guardian registering the child, which states name, DOB, and has a signature. Once your child is registered the original birth certificate will be returned in the mail as soon as possible.
Please look over the application carefully and complete all necessary information. Most important is your registration/treaty number; it must be the complete number on the application i.e.:269 01234 01. If both parents are on the Birth Certificate, both signatures must be on the application. Once completed, this form can be returned to the Membership office and it will be processed.
If you need any assistance with these applications or have any questions or concerns in regards to this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Membership office at (204) 645-2359 extension 140.
DOWNLOAD: Application for Registration (15 under)
DOWNLOAD: Application for Registration (16+)
DOWNLOAD: Guarantor Declaration
Questions Regarding Membership
For further information on Membership, please contact:
Dawn M. Bear
Indian Registry Administrator/Membership Officer
Phone: (204) 645-2359 Ext.140
Fax: (204) 645-4581
Toll free: 1 (866) 645-2359