The MNCFN Lands, Research and Membership department offers the following programs and services:
MNCFN 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.
MNCFN 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, Research and Membership Department.
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