Membership is open to all persons with a direct ancestral connection to the Bras d'Or Indians of Cape Breton as found in the
1871 Cape Breton census.
Proof of Bras d'Or Indian ancestry is the responsibility
of all applicants.
Each applicant must prove a direct connection to their Bras d'Or Indian
ancestors as outlined in the Membership
Requirements either through birth records, baptismal records, marriage records,
census records, and other colonial documents available through the Public
Archives of Nova Scotia.
If you are linked to an existing member of the
Bras d'Or First Nation Community who can confirm your blood line. There
is a space on the application to indicate which family member is an existing
ALL new Applicants MUST complete a Pedigree Chart, whether
or not a family member is already an existing member and MUST include
it with their application. Applications received without a Pedigree
Chart or proof of ancestry will be returned to the applicant.
All applications which DO NOT include a Pedigree Chart will be
returned to the applicant. It is not essential to fill out every line on
the Pedigree Chart, but it is important that as much information as is known
be included especially in regards to your Bras d'Or Indian Line.
Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with
your application. This will be used to issue you a new Membership Card
upon approval of your application.
Please take a moment to check your form for accuracy and
that your form is signed and dated.
A $ 25.00 administration fee (Certified check or money order) is required with each
application to cover the administrations costs associated with processing and
issuing a Membership Card.
Mail completed application, pedigree, copies of
certificates and administration fee to:
The Bras d'Or First Nations Community
Sydney Mines Cape Breton
Upon approval, applicants will be added to the Tribal
Register and issued an acceptance letter along with their band card.
Please notify the Band of any mailing address, telephone
number and/or email address changes. Thank you for your help.