Services

Indian Registry

The Indian Registry Department is responsible for:

  • Issuing Status Cards for members of Tŝilhqot'in communities and other Nations;
  • Registering the birth of a child; and
  • Band transfers.

You should visit TNG if your status card:

  • Is paper laminated;
  • Has expired;
  • Has a picture that no longer resembles you

Information on the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card: "Delay in Rollout for SCIS Card!"

You can download forms for registry at the INAC Revenues, Registry and Band Governance Website.

Robert Poole, Indian Registration & Band Lists (IRBL) Manager and Chris McDonell, the Executive Director of the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Task Force, confirmed that the regional offices would not be given the ability to process SCIS applications.

There was no mention of when the IRAs would become involved. In the interim, there will be a number of mobile SCIS Application centers held across Canada. Regarding the McIvor Case Decision, INAC doesn't know yet who will be affected. They are waiting for the Indian Act to be amended. No changes yet, if applicants apply now they will be denied.

AANDC will send out an update & new applications at that time.

*Reminder* the first time you apply for a SCIS you will need to produce your original Birth Certificate & two valid original ID's (one must have a picture), marriage certificates, and two passport photos. No temporary, altered or photocopied documents will be accepted.

If you have any questions about status cards please contact Jodie Jim at jodie@tsilhqotin.ca

Health

The Tsilhqot'in Health Hub was formed in 2010 to bring communities within the Tsilhqot'in Nation together to communicate, collaborate and plan for improved health care to its members.

Health Hubs were formed across the Province of BC to assist with the implementation of the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan. The Federal and Provincial Governments together with First Nations in BC are in the process of taking over control of health care for their people in BC.

For a complete list of staff, resources and events happening within the health department, please visit www.tsilhqotinhealth.ca.

Employment

The objective of the Tsilhqot'in Employment Department is to increase Tsilhqot'in peoples participation in the labour market.

The TNG assists clients with their employment goals and action plans, improving their employability and helping members achieve labour market self-sufficiency. TNG Employment Services is under contract with Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre to deliver employment services to the six Tsilhqot'in bands and its community members living on or off reserve.

The following services are offered through the employment department:

  • Career counselling and assessments
  • Assistance with resumes and cover letters
  • Job boards
  • Job placements
  • Referrals to training

The following resources are available at TNG:

  • Information on funding agencies and applications
  • Assistance with post-secondary information and occupational research
  • Workshops
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Techniques

 

Education

The Univeristy of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Development Standard Term Certificate (DSTC) First Nations Tŝilhqot’in Language Certificate and Diploma program is offered depending on funding.  For further information, please contact Regional Services Coordinator, Karin Olmin or Titi Kunkel, Acting Regional Director at 1(800) 627-9931.

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government Negotiations & External Affairs are currently working with School District No. 27 First Nations Department on developing Chilcotin War curriculum for Grade 12.