This application form must be filled out by all applicants who wish to be recognized as probationary members of the Papaschase First Nation to be eligible to vote for or to run as Chief or Council in elections for the Papaschase Descendants Council. This application will ensure that all bona fide descendants of the Papaschase Band are recognized and entitled to participate on a collective basis in the proceeds of any settlement, judgment, or any other relief granted by any action against Canada for the unlawful surrender and sale of Papaschase Indian Reserve #136 in 1888 and the unlawful dissolution of the Papaschase Band.
Any person who believes in good faith that they are a direct descendant of a person who was a bona fide member of the Papaschase Indian Band #136 from 1876 to 1888 is entitled to fill out an application. For greater certainty, this shall include all bona fide Papaschase Descendants, regardless of whether they are presently Metis, status, or non-status Indians.
Any person who is currently a member of another First Nation or Metis Settlement would not lose their membership by filling out an application or swearing an affidavit. If the Papaschase Descendants are later recognized as a “Band” either under the Indian Act or through negotiations, all Papaschase Descendants will be free to choose whether to transfer to the Papaschase First Nation or remain with their present Band or Metis Settlement. However, those descendants who are status or non-status and don’t have a parent band are eligible to join immediately.
'All My Relation' Papaschase First Nations
Memo: Membership Form Instructions.
Be sure to have photo copies of Id’s and all identification that you are a descendent of Papaschase First Nation. Please do not put original copies of ID’s, Be sure to include phone number and address.