Certificates of Indian Status

Please be advised that the Membership Office will only be issuing Certificates of Indian Status (AKA: status cards) on Monday, Wednesday & Friday effective January 2013.

The office will remain to open at all times but will only issue cards on those days.


A number of persons received a letter from the Registrar of Indian Affairs confirming their reinstatement to Indian status. The letters also recommended that each person must apply to the Peguis First Nation for membership. Accordingly, if you wish to be a member of the Peguis First Nation you must submit your application for membership.

Download an Application for Membership

Download the Membership Code

Mail to applications to:

Attention: Carol Spence, Indian Registry Administrator
Peguis First Nation
Box 10
Peguis, MB
R0C 3J0

Current Mailing Address

Update of Membership List:
Our Membership List must be updated regularly. From time to time, particularly during the negotiation of the Peguis TLE and Surrender Claims over the past 10 years, Council has issued informational materials and Newsletters in an attempt to keep the members informed of the state of negotiations. Some members may not have received those materials because the First Nation did not have their current address on file.

Notices to Members:
For several years now, Council has asked members to provide their current address in Claim update Newsletters and at community meetings.

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Peguis First Nation that a 2nd Referendum on the proposed settlement of the 1907 Surrender Claim pertaining to the claim of Peguis First Nation alleging the September 1907 surrender of the former St. Peter’s Reserve was invalid will be held on Saturday June 13th, 2009 at the Peguis First Nation Reserve, Manitoba.

All members on the Membership List who are 18 years of age or older on June 13th, 2009 will be entitled to vote on the terms of the proposed Settlement agreement.

Information materials are being provided to each eligible Member; a package of information will be hand-delivered to voters living at Peguis and mailed to off Reserve voters for whom Peguis has a current address on file.

Current Information is Required: It is then important that the addresses of all Members of Peguis on the mailing list be up to date and accurate. If you, or a member of your family, are a Peguis Member 18 years or older, living off-reserve, and you have not been receiving information from the First Nation, please contact Membership Staff at 204-645-2359 or toll free at 1-866-645-2359 to have your information updated.

If you have a question regarding Membership or if you have any information regarding new or changed mailing addresses of Members, please contact Carol Spence, Membership Clerk at 645-2359 or toll free at 1-866-645-2359.

Should you require any further information or have any questions about the Surrender Claim, please call
Lloyd Stevenson, Peguis Legal Advisor at 645-2359 or toll free at 1-866-645-2359.

Membership Committee

Wayne Bird
Rose Bear
Wanda Sutherland
Rod Sutherland
Burke Ratte
Cindy Choken-Flett
Blair Cooke

Questions/Inquiries Regarding Membership

For further information on membership, please contact:

Primary Contact: Carol Spence (full time IRA/Membership)

Please contact either: Carol Spence, Eunice Manningway or Burke Ratte at the Peguis Band Office at:

Phone: (204) 645-2359
Fax: (204) 645-2360
Toll Free: 1 (866) 645-2359