First Nations FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About First Nations



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Am I eligible for a land claim settlement payment?

Question: Am I eligible for a land claim settlement payment?
Answer: The Government of Canada has been committed to settling Aboriginal land claims since 1973.

Do Registered Indians Have to Pay Taxes?

Question: Do Registered Indians Have to Pay Taxes?
Answer: The short answer is “It depends.” There are some situations in which Registered Indians do not pay taxes.

Do Status Indians have their own government?

Question: Do Status Indians have their own government?
Answer: In August 1995, the Government of Canada adopted an approach to negotiating practical and workable arrangements with Aboriginal people to implement their inherent right to self-government.

How Do I Apply for Indian Status?
Is a Free Education Provided to Status Indians?
Is Help Available for Economic Development?
What About Social Assistance and Welfare Services for Indians?
What Are Treaty Rights?
What Health Care Coverage Is Available for Status Indians?
What is the British Columbia Treaty negotiations process?
What Programs are Available for Aboriginal Youth?
What Sort of Housing Help Exists?
Who Can Call the Reserve Their Home?
Who Is Eligible for Band Funds?
Who is Eligible for Indian Registration?
Who Is Eligible for Treaty Payments?
Who Is Eligible to Receive Indian Benefits?

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