Garden River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Membership Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
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 Membership Code 
  • Informs community members and leadership of current and evolving Indian status changes  
    and issues  
  • Maintains updated 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 
  • Statement of Live Birth 
  • Assistance with Death Certificates, Marriage and/or Divorce documents  
  • Application for Native Registration 
  • Membership Application  
  • Status card issuance and renewal (laminate status cards available) 
  • Blood quantum letters
Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) 
  • Encourages all members to apply for the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card, an initiative of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) 
  • Applications can be mailed or presented in person at an ISC office 
  • Application and forms available on the ISC website
Hours Mon-Tue 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Garden River First Nation
Application Requires booked appointment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6300
Toll Free Phone 1-800-665-0987
Fax 705-945-1415
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Primary Contact Terri Tice, Membership Clerk; Phone: 705-946-6300 ext 242; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 7 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)