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  1. Indian Estates Regulations - C.R.C., c. 954 (Section 4)
    Regulations Respecting Indian Estates
    •  (1) When he receives notice of the death of an Indian, or as soon thereafter as possible, the superintendent shall forward an itemized statement of inventory in the form prescribed, to the Minister, showing all the real and personal property of the deceased, the value of each item estimated as closely as possible, as well as all debts of or claims against the estate known at such time, and he shall also state therein whether the deceased left a will and give the names of all persons entitled to share in the estate and all such other information as may be required by the Minister.

    • (2) For the purposes of this section, the superintendent shall act in the capacity of an administrator and shall take all necessary steps for the proper safekeeping or safeguarding of the assets of the deceased and for the collection of moneys due or owing to the deceased and shall dispose of the moneys so collected or held as the Minister may direct.

  2. Indian Estates Regulations - C.R.C., c. 954 (Section 11)
    Regulations Respecting Indian Estates
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    • (2) The administrator appointed pursuant to this section or the person acting as administrator in accordance with section 4 shall be responsible to the Minister for the proper preparation of the inventory, the giving of all notices and the carrying out of all inquiries and duties that may be necessary or be ordered with respect to any matter referred to in these Regulations.

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    • (4) An administrator may pay all debts owing by the estate and shall obtain receipts therefor or releases, as the case may be, and where the debt is in the nature of a loan, he may pay the balance owing or, with the consent of the heirs, transfer ownership of the security given for the loan or, with the consent of the band or of the Minister, as the case may be, sell the property upon which a lien exists to guarantee payment of the loan; he may also sell any asset real or personal for the purpose of paying debts owing by the estate, under such conditions as may be prescribed.

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    • (7) Where a partial distribution cannot be made, or where the heirs cannot agree as to distribution, the administrator may, with the approval of the Minister, convert the net assets into cash and pay those assets to the Receiver General to be credited to the estate pending final distribution to the persons entitled thereto.

    • (8) Where the deceased had a deposit with a bank or other financial institution, or where such institution holds bonds or certificates on behalf of the deceased, the administrator may require the financial institution to transfer the moneys to the Receiver General for credit to the estate and to turn over to him the bonds or certificates so that he may sell them and deposit the proceeds to the credit of the estate or dispose of them in such other manner as may be prescribed.

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    • (14) An administrator shall have all such powers as are required for the carrying out of the duties herein specified, and shall carry out any order or direction and abide by any finding made or given by the Minister with respect to any matter and cause testamentary.

  3. Indian Estates Regulations - C.R.C., c. 954 (Section 3)
    Regulations Respecting Indian Estates
    •  (1) As soon as feasible after the death of an Indian, the superintendent shall forward a notice of the death, in the form prescribed, to the Minister.

  4. Indian Estates Regulations - C.R.C., c. 954 (Section 16)
    Regulations Respecting Indian Estates

     The Minister may prescribe further and other notices and forms as he deems necessary for the purposes of section 42 of the Act and these Regulations.

  5. Indian Estates Regulations - C.R.C., c. 954 (Section 15)
    Regulations Respecting Indian Estates

     Any written instrument signed by an Indian may be accepted as a will by the Minister whether or not it conforms with the requirements of the laws of general application in force in any province at the time of the death of the Indian.

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