M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Lands and Membership Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty
Description (Service) Provides services and assistance with the registration system of all issues pertaining to membership, lands and estates 
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Membership Code (works with the Membership Committee) 
  • Informs community 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 certificates and registration 
  • Certificates of Possession  
  • Death certificates  
  • Estates and pensions  
  • Indian Registration matters 
  • Land Code development 
  • Land surveys  
  • Land transactions and issues related to land use plans  
  • Status cards and renewals 
  • Wills
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Children who are eligible for membership but not yet registered require a long form birth certificate; Ontario Works will assist in the payment ($35) for the document; contact Membership Administrator
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-4980
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Ryan Migwans, Land Code Project Coordinator; Email: ryanm@mchigeeng.ca
Alternate Contact Terry Debassige, Membership Administrator; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 227; Email: terrenced@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Lands & Membership 
PO Box 333 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)