Lands and Membership


The Lands program covers land holdings, surveys, mapping, legal lot descriptions, document preparation, registering interests, on-line access to Indian Lands Registry System and record keeping.   Lease payments, rent reviews and insurance notices are tracked for leases.   The existing management is Indian Act  based.

The Indian Registry System is controlled and maintained by Aboriginal Affairs.   We provide information and proper documents in order for them to make changes, such as births, marriages and deaths.   We provide a variety of application forms, such as Certificate of Indian Status card, Secure Certificate of Status and gas cards.

While addressing in-house policies of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, these programs are still subject to follow Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) policies, procedures, directives and administrative e-manuals in all respects.

Lands Management

Some of the most common topics include:

  • Land availability
  • Lease  or  permit
  • Registration matters with Indian Lands Registry
  • Co-ordination of new surveys, quotes
  • Maps and RSO plans
  • Legal lot descriptions or abstract pages
  • Verification of on-reserve residence for tax exemption letter
  • Preparation of documents, signing, witnessing
  • Preparation of registration packages to Indian Lands Registry
  • Distribution of registered documents and filing

 Indian Registry Services
Some of the most common inquiries include:

  • Obtain new or renewal of status card
  • Report lost status card
  • Application for gas card
  • Application for entitlement for status, sent to Aboriginal Affairs
  • Transfer of status
  • What is needed to report birth, marriage, death


Change of Address.docx

Identification requirements for Indian Status Card renewal

2 pieces of identification
1 piece of identification and 1 guarantor form

Acceptable Identification includes:                    Unacceptable identification includes:
Drivers Licence                                                                  Social Insurance Card                                  
Health Card                                                                         Photocopy of identification
Birth Certification                                                            Bank Card                                                    
Firearms Licence                                                               Expired Card (6 Months or greater)                                                   
Provincial Identification
Student Identification
Nexus Card (Counts as 2 pieces)
Passport (counts as 2 pieces)

Indian Status cards cannot be processed without proper identification. 

Lands and Membership is located on the second floor of the Administration office located at:

5884 Rama Road, Suite 200, Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For Inquiries:

Barbara Simcoe, Acting Lands Manager                                          

Phone (705) 325-3611, 1518                                                                

Fax (705) 325-9664