Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Membership Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides services and assistance with the registration system of all issues pertaining to membership  
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Citizenship Code and registering all life events that affect the Indian Registry (births, deaths, marriages, divorces) 
  • Informs community leadership of current and evolving Indian status changes and issues  
  • Maintains updated mailing/contact information for members and population statistics  
  • Supplies forms, provides guidance for filling out applications and offers assistance in mailing to applicable departments
 
Provides assistance in the following matters:  
  • Birth Certificate Application  
  • Application for Registration of a Minor Child 
  • Certificate of Exemption (Gas card) 
  • Membership Application  
  • Registration of a Minor Child Under the Indian Act  
  • Registration of an Adult Under the Indian Act 
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) 
  • Statement of Live Birth 
  • Treaty Day/Treaty Annuity payments
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application Requires booked appointments for assistance with forms
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 705-285-4335 
705-285-4334
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4335
Fax 705-285-4532
E-Mail info@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Diane Gaudette, Receptionist; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 200; Email: receptionist@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Kathleen Migwanabi, Membership Clerk and Indian Registration Administrator; Phone: 705-285-4334 ext 208; Email: kathleenm@whitefishriver.ca
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-A Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)