The MCFN Lands, Membership and Research department offers the following programs and services:
MCFN has administered the lands program since January 2000. As of 2013, the program was changed to include environment, the functions of which are to process and register land transfers. The department also assists with survey requirements, band allocations, land leases and maintenance of files on Certificates of Possession.
The objective of the Research Program is to research and develop potential claims against the Federal Government. The government has devised a federal policy entitled Outstanding Business that lists criteria to determine if a First Nation has a claim. To view the claims process, please click here: Claims Process
MCFN has administered the membership program since November 1990. The program registers events in the Indian Registry System. Events include the registration of marriages, births, deaths, and transfers between bands. Certificates of Indian Status (status cards), and blood quantum letters are also issued by the Lands, Membership and Research Department.
Land Surveys Contact List
To view a contact list of available companies for land surveys, please click on the following document: Land Surveys Contact List
The latest posts from MCFN Lands, Membership and Research Department
Status Card Notice and ID Requirements Starting October 1, 2020 status cards will be issued by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays only. Please call the LMR department, at 905-768-0100, to book your appointment. ID requirements [...]
Oct. 16, 2020 The MCFN Chief and Council and the COVID-19 Working Group are continuing to actively take precautions and actions to address the potential impacts of COVID-19 within our Nation. Currently, we have one [...]
The MCFN Lands, Membership and Research Department (LMR) is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 8, 2020. For the safety of all staff and visitors, we will be implementing the following new entry procedures. Please call [...]