Gov’t develops new Indian status card

November 23, 2007
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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has developed a secure prototype of the certificate of Indian status card.The card will be made available this summer, but whether it can be used in place of a passport next year, when more stringent rules will be in place covering documentation needed to cross the United States border, is not known.

“I hope we are going to be able to utilize that card to be able to do what we do as First Nations people to enhance our spirituality by allowing us to practise our culture,” said Mike Pinay, a Regina elder. (The Star Phoenix)