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Indian Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5)

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Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Membership rules for Departmental Band List

  •  (1) Commencing on April 17, 1985, a person is entitled to have his name entered in a Band List maintained in the Department for a band if

    • (a) the name of that person was entered in the Band List for that band, or that person was entitled to have it entered in the Band List for that band, immediately prior to April 17, 1985;

    • (b) that person is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(b) as a member of that band;

    • (c) that person is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.1) and ceased to be a member of that band by reason of the circumstances set out in that paragraph; or

    • (d) that person was born on or after April 17, 1985 and is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(f) and both parents of that person are entitled to have their names entered in the Band List or, if no longer living, were at the time of death entitled to have their names entered in the Band List.

  • Marginal note:Additional membership rules for Departmental Band List

    (2) Commencing on the day that is two years after the day that an Act entitled An Act to amend the Indian Act, introduced in the House of Commons on February 28, 1985, is assented to, or on such earlier day as may be agreed to under section 13.1, where a band does not have control of its Band List under this Act, a person is entitled to have his name entered in a Band List maintained in the Department for the band

    • (a) if that person is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(d) or (e) and ceased to be a member of that band by reason of the circumstances set out in that paragraph; or

    • (b) if that person is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(f) or subsection 6(2) and a parent referred to in that provision is entitled to have his name entered in the Band List or, if no longer living, was at the time of death entitled to have his name entered in the Band List.

  • Marginal note:Deeming provision

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d) and subsection (2),

    • (a) a person whose name was omitted or deleted from the Indian Register or a Band List in the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), (d) or (e) and who was no longer living on the first day on which the person would otherwise be entitled to have the person’s name entered in the Band List of the band of which the person ceased to be a member is deemed to be entitled to have the person’s name so entered;

    • (a.1) a person who would have been entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.2) or (a.3), had they been living on the day on which that paragraph came into force, and who would otherwise have been entitled, on that day, to have their name entered in a Band List, is deemed to be entitled to have their name so entered; and

    • (b) a person described in paragraph (2)(b) shall be deemed to be entitled to have the person’s name entered in the Band List in which the parent referred to in that paragraph is or was, or is deemed by this section to be, entitled to have the parent’s name entered.

  • Marginal note:Additional membership rules — paragraphs 6(1)(c.01) to (c.6)

    (3.1) A person is entitled to have their name entered in a Band List that is maintained in the Department for a band if

    • (a) they are entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.2) and their father is entitled to have his name entered in the Band List or, if their father is no longer living, was so entitled at the time of death; or

    • (b) they are entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.3) and one of their parents, grandparents or other ancestors

      • (i) ceased to be entitled to be a member of that band by reason of the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), or

      • (ii) was not entitled to be a member of that band immediately before April 17, 1985.

    • (c) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (d) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (e) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (f) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (g) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (h) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

    • (i) [Repealed, 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1]

  • Marginal note:Where band amalgamates or is divided

    (4) Where a band amalgamates with another band or is divided so as to constitute new bands, any person who would otherwise have been entitled to have his name entered in the Band List of that band under this section is entitled to have his name entered in the Band List of the amalgamated band or the new band to which that person has the closest family ties, as the case may be.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-5, s. 11
  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 43 (4th Supp.), s. 2
  • 2010, c. 18, s. 3
  • 2017, c. 25, s. 3
  • 2017, c. 25, s. 3.1
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