Membership Services

The Certificate of Indian Status (CIS), more commonly referred to as the Status card, is an identity document issued by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to confirm that the cardholder is registered as a Status Indian under the Indian Act. The Status card is provided to assist registered Indians in accessing a wide range of entitlements, programs and services administered by federal agencies, provincial governments and other private sector program and service providers.

The role of the Shuswap Membership Clerk is to keep the member database current and to manage all aspects of the membership registry.

NOTE TO MEMBERS: There are some recent changes.

New Card Design
Prototype of upcoming Secure Certificate of Indian Status  - front and rear view

The following is a prototype of the Secure Certificate of Indian Status released in 2009.

Certificate of Indian Status – CIS

Clients must provide two (2) pieces of ID when applying for a Status Card.

One piece of primary ID OR two pieces of secondary ID – (one of which must have a digitized photo)

OR one piece of secondary ID with a Guarantors form

Primary ID
Secondary ID
Other ID
Valid Canadian Passport New Plastic CIS – issued after April 2002 Birth Certificate Marriage or Divorce Certificate Provincial Health Card Provincial ID Card Driver’s License Employee ID with digitized photo Student ID with digitized photo Firearms License Old CIS Card Guarantor’s Form

NO photocopied ID or SIN ( Social Insurance Cards) Accepted

NO certified photocopies accepted

ID must be intact and not expired

GUARANTOR’s FORM must be the ORIGINAL with signature (no faxes); picture must be signed by the guarantor

Shuswap Band Contact: 

RR #2-3A-492 Arrow Rd.
Invermere, BC V0A 1K2
Tel: 778 526-8116