The Membership Office provides service for status cards issuance and for the recording of events such as births, and deaths. It provides service to Aroland First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, Neskantaga First Nation, Nibinamik First Nation, and Webequie First Nation.

There is a waiting time process for birth registrations. This process can take a couple of months once a child is registered.

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) does not cover the medical expenses after a child reaches one year of age.  It is the parent’s responsibility to register their child as soon as possible. Hospitals have provided the following website where you can register your child.

In order, to register your child for Indian Registration (status number), which is completely different from a birth registration, Matawa First Nation members are required to submit two documents 1) Statement of Live Birth (long form) and 2) Statement of Parent’s consent form.

If you have further questions please call Barb Rabbit, Membership Clerk at Matawa First Nations Management

For current notices, updates, more information and FAQs, please access the following link

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