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Enrollment and Eligibility
Enrolment as Nisga'a Participant
An individual is entitled to become a Nisga'a participant if that individual satisfies the eligibility criteria of the Eligibility Chapter of the Nisga'a Treaty. You must be of Nisga'a ancestry and your mother was born into one of the Nisga'a tribes, or are a descendant of an individual described above, or you are an adopted child of an individual described above.
Enrolment as Nisga'a Citizen despite death or divorce of Nisga'a Participant's Spouse
An individual who is aboriginal, married to someone described as a participant and has been adopted or taken in by one of the four Nisga'a Tribes in accordance with Ayuukhl Nisga'a; that is, the individual has been accepted by a Nisga'a tribe at a settlement or stone moving feast.
Citizenship entitlement of non-aboriginal person
An individual is entitled to become a Nisga'a citizen if that individual is not an aboriginal individual, was a member of an Indian band before May 11, 2000, is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and is ordinarily resident on Nisga'a Lands. This individual cannot be enrolled under another land claims agreement. This person is or was married to a Nisga'a participant and is adopted or taken in by one of the Nisga'a tribes in accordance with Ayuukhl Nisga'a.
For complete information please consult the enrolment chapter of the Nisga'a Final Agreement.
Nisga'a Nation Citizenship Population Distribution Map.
Village and Urban Locals
We have four Nisga'a Village Government offices and three Urban locals where these applications could be obtained. For assistance please contact Diane Stewart, Enrolment and Citizenship Coordinator at Nisga'a Lisims Government.
Application for Nisga'a Citizenship
If you wish to become a Nisga'a citizen and you meet the criteria listed above, contact Diane Stewart, Coordinator at the Nisga'a Lisims Governmentoffice, Programs and Services, Enrolment and Citizenship Department.
Nisga'a Lisims Government
Programs and Services
Diane Stewart, Coordinator
Enrolment and Citizenship Department
PO Box 229
New Aiyansh, BC V0J 1A0
Telephone: Toll free (BC only) 1 888 311 9457
Fax: 250 633 3049