Blood Tribe Membership Notice – Elimination of Alberta Indian Tax Exemption Card – (October 5, 2021)

Blood Tribe Membership would like to notify all Tribal members, starting on October 4, 2021, the Alberta Indian Tax Exemption Card (White Card) is no longer valid. Tribal members will now be required to use a Certificate of Secured Indian Status Card to purchase fuel and tobacco.

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and the threat of the Delta Variant, Blood Tribe Membership is encouraging any Tribal member trying to acquire an Indian Status Card to complete the online registration process through the Indigenous Services Canada website. ( This is because the Membership department is trying to limit the amount of

in-person contacts in order to keep everyone safe.

Indigenous Services Canada sent the following notice:

Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 world pandemic, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is taking strong precautions to ensure the health and safety of all employees and clients. Therefore, the office is currently closed, and we are not accepting clients for in-person services and are operating at a reduced capacity.

Note: We are continuing to assist clients via phone and mail

Business Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Phone: (780) 495-2773 

Please be advised, due to the circumstances, the processing for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status may be delayed.

Instructions on applying for an Indian Status Card through Indigenous Services Canada are provided in the attached document, including details about the new tax-exempt process.

Applications for Indian Status Cards can be picked up at the Blood Tribe Membership office. Remember, to complete an Indian Status Card application, you will need to include two passport size photos, which can be certified by the Membership staff.  (The passport certification service is for Blood Tribe Members ONLY.) However, the Membership office cannot take pictures at this time.

Please be advised; the Membership staff will still assist Tribal members, either through phone or email, with registering and completing the online application for their status card.

Blood Tribe Membership

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