Letter to Membership, April 15, 2018
In response to groups other than Michel First Nation and confusion around membership in Michel, Chief and Council have outlined a short history and clarification around membership versus status.
Treaty Annuity Payments
Frequently Asked Questions
For Status members, fill out a Treaty Annuity Payment Request form. You will need a copy of your Certificate of Indian Status card or another form of government-issued ID.
Direct deposit for treaty annuity payments is now available.
How do I find out if I'm a member?
Currently, members are those who are descended from a family member who was a member of Michel Band and is a Status Indian. Contact Roy Goerz to see if you are included on our contact list.
If I am a member, are my family members also members?
Not necessarily. Currently, we abide by the Indian Registration Act rules. Unless they have Indian Status, they are not voting members with Michel First Nation. However, we are fighting to challenge these discriminatory rules. Non-status family members can also register as Associate members.
What is an Associate member?
An Associate member is a member of Michel First Nation who does not have Indian Status. Signing up as an Associate member helps us understand who we must advocate for: not just Status members, but our children and grandchildren as well.
Do we have access to the historical band list prior to enfranchisement?
Chief and council are working to get access to the official list of members that was maintained prior to band enfranchisements.
Who do I contact if I want to be registered as a member?
Contact councillor Roy Goerz to be registered as a member.
Who do I contact if I have genealogy questions?
Contact Darrell and Celina Loyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.