Citizenship & Enrolment

Citizenship Act

Citizenship and Enrolment Forms Regulation

 

The Toquaht Nation has a Citizenship Act, which allows us to determine who is a citizen of our Nation. A person can apply to become a citizen of the Toquaht Nation (“a citizen”); or, they can decide to enrol in the Maa-nulth Treaty (“an enrolee”) and adhere to its principles.

A person can choose to become a Toquaht “citizen” without enroling in the Maa-nulth Treaty. However, if a person chooses to become an “enrolee” in the Treaty then they also automatically become a “citizen.”

A person is eligible to become a Toquaht “citizen” if that person:

  • was on the Toquaht band list as of March 31, 2011 (the day before the Maa-nulth treaty took effect)
  • has been adopted as a child by a Toquaht citizen under Canadian law, the Maa-nulth Treaty or in accordance with Nuu-chah-nulth customs
  • is a descendant of a Toquaht citizen.

A person is eligible to “enrol” in the Maa-nulth Treaty if that person:

  • is of Toquaht ancestry
  • was adopted (under laws recognized in Canada or in accordance with Toquaht customs) by someone who is enroled or is eligible for enrolment
  • is a descendant of an individual of the Toquaht Nation who is eligible for enrolment
  • is accepted by the Toquaht Nation as a member in accordance with Toquaht customs and has a demonstrated attachment to the Toquaht community.

Scroll down for citizenship and enrolment application and renunciation information.

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 If you are interested in applying to become a Toquaht “citizen” or “enrolee” in the Maa-nulth Treaty, carefully review our Citizenship Act to confirm your eligibility. Then, fill out the “Citizenship and Enrolment Application Form” that is on page 11 of the Citizenship and Enrolment Forms Regulation. Return the form, along with any required documentation, to:

Naomi Mack, Citizenship & Enrolment Registrar
naomim@toquaht.ca
(call Naomi toll-free at 1-877-726-4230 if you have any questions or need help)

 

Applications are reviewed by the Citizenship & Enrolment Committee, who will either approve or deny your request, ask for more information, or conditionally approve your citizenship and/or enrolment. If you are a member of another First Nation or are enroled in another self-government agreement in Canada, you may be granted conditional approval and given time to unregister or unenrol from the other First Nation or self-government agreement. You cannot be a citizen of two First Nations at the same time, or enroled in more than one self-government agreement at the same time.

If you wish to renounce your citizenship in the Toquaht Nation or your enrolment in the Maa-nulth Treaty, you must fill out the “Citizenship and Enrolment Notice of Renunciation Form” that is on page 15 of the Citizenship and Enrolment Forms Regulation. Return the form, along with any required documentation, to:

Naomi Mack, Citizenship & Enrolment Registrar
naomim@toquaht.ca
(call Naomi toll-free at 1-877-726-4230 if you have any questions or need help)