August 24, 2021 NOTICE
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 [email protected]
TNG offers a Canadian Firearms Safety Course for Non-restricted Firearms. The cost is $100 per person for the two day course. This course is meant for adults over the age of 18 but ages 12-17 are also able to do the course. If you are interested in taking the course, please read the Study Handbook and contact Randy Billyboy at TNG at 250-392-3918.
The objective of the Tŝilhqot’in Employment Department is to increase Tŝilhqot’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 Tŝilhqot’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
- Resume Writing
- Interview Techniques
Please email Tiana Johnny, Employment Coordinator, [email protected] for more information or give her a call at 250-392-3918.