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Membership

Phone: (204) 627-7138
Fax: (204) 623-6236
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9638
Email: membership@opaskwayak.ca

OCN has control is its membership under Section 10 of the Indian Act and the OCN Citizenship Code. The Department of Indian Affairs continues to register individuals under the Indian Act. The members of the BDA Board are appointed as the Citizenship Committee which makes recommendations to Chief and Council on membership issues.

Population statistics to November 2003.

Total On-Reserve: 2802 (61.39%)
Total Off-Reserve: 1762 (38.61%)
GRAND TOTAL: 4564

Total Female 2308 (50.57%)
Total Male 2256 (49.43%)
GRAND TOTAL 4564

Approximate total other FN members on-reserve: 196

The Citizenship Committee reviews applications from individuals who wish to transfer into OCN. As of December 2003 there are 10 applications for transfer to OCN pending. A First Nation member applies to transfer into OCN. The staff assist that person to complete the required documentation for the Committee and Council's review. The Committee then reviews the application and makes a recommendation to Chief and Council for acceptance or rejection.

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Opaskwayak Cree Nation   The Pas, Manitoba, Canada    tel 1-888-763-1566    email