We are committed to ethical lands stewardship by way of maintaining the integrity of our lands and resources for the survival and use of all generations in accordance with our Seven Grandfather teachings:
Love, Truth, Humility, Wisdom, Respect, Bravery, Honesty.
Upon the foundation of community values and vision that promotes and preserves our relationship with mother earth, which has defined and will continue to define our identity and culture. The Lands Department will build and secure the framework for our First Nation lands by putting into place ways and laws that will provide both the protection and the freedom for each person, their family, and the whole community to fulfill their potential. Each way and law will be given the consideration to its importance for our next seven generations.
Lands Department Programs and Services
The Lands Department has the capacity to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence relating to interests in, title to and status of reserve land. In regard to the Indian Lands Registry System (ILRS), the Lands Department prepares instruments such as transfers, leases, assignments, and addendums. The Lands Department registers the above mentioned documents, as well as mortgages and Death Certificates into the ILRS. A Land Use Policy is currently in development. This document will eventually become a Land Use By-Law for Curve Lake. The Lands Officer is also available to the Commission of Affidavits.
Curve Lake First Nation lands are administered under the Reserve Lands Environmental Management Program (RLEMP).
To maintain our commitment to the ethical stewardship of the lands, the environmental coordinator ensures our compliance with RLEMP regulations and enforceable provisions of the Indian Act or any other federal legislations. Currently we are developing a Community Environmental Sustainability plan that ensures environmental protection and economic benefit to the community. We are also working to assess species at risk within our community and protect those species and their habitats. Other services include promoting community education on environmental sustainability and collecting traditional ecological knowledge from community members, etc.
Wills and Estates
The wills and estates program objective is to provide personal assistance with community member Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estates with respect and an understanding of the sensitive and difficult matters of Living and Deceased Estates and Estates Management. We can assist in preparation of community member Wills and their spouses (including non-member spouses), and community member Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care. Other services include requested amendments to existing Wills and Powers of Attorney, assistance with completion of forms pertaining to Estates, notifications of Death, and Estate Inquiries.
For Wills and Estates inquiries please contact Naansii Jamieson on Thursdays and Fridays.
The Membership Coordinator hours are 8:30-4:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
At this time, we only issue status cards to Registered Curve Lake Members. However, the Membership Coordinator may be able to assist members of other First Nations applying for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS). At a scheduled appointment, you are required to bring 2 pieces of photo ID and a 1” x 1” photo.
All services are by appointment only and include:
- Issuing status cards – Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Assist with applications for status or SCIS
- Issue verification and lineage letters as requested
- Answer member inquires and direct individuals to appropriate department or service
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the following:
- Maintaining and updating all members files in the Indian Registry/Band List and Membership Database
- Arranging and preparing all information for the PCD (Per Capita Distribution) Working Group and contacting members in regards to their eligibility for any PCD
- Working closely with the Finance Department to ensure the correct PCD’s are distributed
- Coordinating the Membership Transfer Vote during every election if applicable
- Preparing an annual update of population statistics
- Working regularly with various departments and outside organizations to best serve our membership
Membership application forms (also available on the Applications page):
Application For Registration On The Indian Register And For The Secure Certificate Of Indian Status (SCIS) 16+
Application For Registration On The Indian Register And For The Secure Certificate Of Indian Status (SCIS) 15 and under
Registration And Secure Certificate Of Indian Status (SCIS) Guarantor Declaration
Secure Certificate Of Indian Status (SCIS) - Application For Already Registered Persons Adults (16 years or older), Children (15 or younger) and Dependent Adults