We realized that the old form was causing some confusion as to what people were being asked to apply for, and this new form should explain it more fully and be easier to read and fill out. This application form is only for membership under band custom (sometimes also referred to as citizenship) and has no bearing on a person's Federal Treaty Status and affiliation with Gamblers in the eyes of the Government of Canada.
If you are a member of Gambler First Nation who came in under Bill C-3 three additional pieces of paperwork are needed beyond just this application form. If you are a member of Gambler First Nation but did not gain your treaty status after and because of Bill C-3, then the additional paperwork is not necessary but we would appreciate a scan or Xerox of your long form birth certificate along with your application form, just to help us confirm your eligibility faster.
If you're not sure if you are a member under band custom, please email or call the Indian Registration Administrator, and the IRA can check the membership list.
And you can call the IRA's line with the Band Office directly at (204) 523-2220.
All other necessary contact, mailing and fax information you need is available on the form (at the bottom).
To view the application form, you will need the Free Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer (click here to download).
If you are a member of Gamblers First Nation and have not received approval and activation of your account, please ensure that you signed up with your AANDC Registration number (found on your Treaty Status ID Card) as your username, and filled in your full name.
If you have accidentally signed up using something other than your Status Registration number, your account will be deleted and you may not receive notification to this effect. The reason behind needing the Registration Number as username is related to future online voting. When we receive paper ballots for referendums, elections, etc. ballots have both name and registration number on them. Online/virtual ballots will also need this information to be valid and counted in the future. Having everyone use their AANDC Treaty Status Registration number as their username, with their name also filled in and attached to a primary email address will ensure that the AANDC Electoral Officers have all the information they need to count ballots from the website as they would traditional paper ballots.
If you have accidentally signed up using something other than your Treaty Status Registration number, please re-register with your AANDC reigstration number and your account should be activated within a few days. Activation and Approval aren't instant though, as the Band office has to confirm all new registrants against the Band's files.
Thank you for your understanding and please feel free to register by clicking on the MEMBERS button in the top menu and following the Registration cues.
Note: The Indian Registration Administrator is available the 1st Tuesday of every month and can be reached at (204) 523-2220.
If the IRA does not pick up, please leave a message.