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Updated information:

We request that you contact the membership office with supporting documentation to ensure that addresses, deaths, name changes and marriages are properly recorded. Ensuring this information is updated is important for keeping proper statistical information and ensuring important documents reach you (elections voters packages).

Membership as of February 1st, 2017:

Current MBQ membership living on Territory: 2,178

Current MBQ membership living off Territory: 7,515

Current MBQ membership living other reserve: 18

Total MBQ membership on and off Territory:  9,714


Accuracy of Information

The Membership office ensures that the band membership list is accurate and up to date.

The office oversees the report of life events, which includes:

  • births
  • deaths
  • marriages and divorces

It is important to report this information to assist in our records maintenance and to ensure that you have no difficulties when assistance is required.


Certificate of Indian Status (CIS)

The Membership office issues Certificate of Indian Status cards.  If you have a lost card or require a new or updated card, please visit the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Services Program (24 Meadow Drive) during business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm).  INAC’s headquarters in Ottawa will require your original documentation to complete your application initiated through the Membership Office.  Children 15 years of age and under or Dependent Adults will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Requests for CIS application forms can be made in person at any First Nation, or made to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Regional Office (Toronto contact 416-973-5283).

CIS Card application instructions and required documents:

16 & Older

Must provide two pieces of ID
One piece of ID and Guarantor Declaration
15 & Younger
Must have one piece of ID of parent or legal guardian and one piece of ID for child
One piece of ID of parent or legal guardian and one Guarantor Declaration
IMPORTANT - If the legal guardian is applying on behalf of the child, a copy of the legal guardianship order naming the guardian is mandatory. Check IRS: This information may already be in the system.
A Guarantor mush have known the applicant for a minimum of two years. The guarantor must also write: "This is a true likeness of {applicant's name}" on the back of one photo and also sign and date it. This photo must be submitted with the application.
Certificate of Birth or Baptism Chief/Councillor/IRA
Health Card Dentist, medical doctor, or chiropractor
Provincial ID Card Judge, magistrate, police officer
Driver's License Lawyer, Notary Public
Employee ID, with digitized photo Minister (authorized to perform marriages)
Student ID, with digitized photo Notary Public
Firearms License Principal

Old Status Card (cannot be expired for more

than 6 months)

Professional Accountant

Social Worker

Passport/Nexus Card (counts as two pieces of ID -

another piece is not required)


IMPORTANT: Individuals who had a SCIS cannot revert back to a CIS card.

Contact INAC Toronto Regional Office if you have questions, at: 416-973-7517


Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)

The SCIS is intended to have the following added benefits:

  • Regular SCIS - Enables you to obtain services and benefits conferred exclusively to registered Indians (e.g. Health benefits)
  • Border- crossing SCIS – Used to obtain services and benefits conferred exclusively to registered Indians AND can be used as a border crossing document for entry into the United States by land and water ports-of-entry.
  • INAC Secure Certificate of Indian Status can new be renewed via mail. The INAC forms are available online


Registering a New Birth

The Membership office performs registrations of new births.  To register, we require:

  • Original statement of live birth
  • Original long form birth certificate
  • Registration of a Minor Child”  consent form (can be obtained online or at the MBQ Membership office)

Lost your ID? You can get a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document until you can replace your status card.


Gas Tax Exemption Certificates (Gas Cards)

Did you know that as a First Nations individual you may not have to pay tax on gasoline?

In Ontario, there is a tax of 14.7 cents per litre on gasoline. First Nations individuals do not have to pay this tax if they buy gasoline:

  • for their own use,
  • from a ministry authorized gasoline retailer on a reserve and
  • use their gas card.

Who can apply for the exemption?

  • First Nations individuals who have a Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) card (status card) issued by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). 
  • First Nations bands are also eligible.

How do I apply?

To obtain a gas card, you will need to complete an Application for Certificate of Exemption for First Nations Individuals [PDF - 314 KB] form. Alternatively, you may also mail or fax a written request to the address below, along with:

  1. Make a clear photocopy of your INAC status card.
    (Photocopy the front and the back of your card.)
  2. Print your name, full mailing address and telephone number on the photocopy.
  3. Give a reason why you are applying for a gas card. For example:
    • first time applying,
    • card was damaged,
    • card was lost, or
    • your name was changed on the band list.
  4. Sign your name at the bottom of the photocopy.
  5. When applying on behalf of a First Nations Band, please include the following information:
    • Band Name
    • List of eligible First Nations drivers
    • List of Band owned vehicles by make, model and license plate number

Mail your information to the address below:

Ministry of Finance
Motor Fuels and Tobacco Tax
33 King Street West
PO Box 625
Oshawa ON  L1H 8H9

Or fax your information to 905 433-5680.

Bulletin 2, 2001

Bulletin 3, 2011

Application for Gas Card

For additional information please see the Ministry of Finance website


Useful Websites

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – Indian Status

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - Indian Status forms