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Governance – Dän nätthe dätthʼi (They are sitting before the people)

The Governance Department provides support and services to the CAFN Government, departments and Citizens.

The Governance Department is responsible for:

  • maintaining citizenship and law registry;
  • communication services, reception and information technology;
  • implementation of the self-government agreement;
  • negotiation and inter-governmental relations;
  • economic and business development; and
  • Administration of Justice.
Enrollment Registry

Champagne and Aishihik people can contact CAFN to enroll as Citizens. Citizen identification cards are available. Details on who can be Citizens of CAFN are outlined in CAFN’s Constitution.

Department contact: Lilly Smith, Central Registrar and Enrollment Clerk, (867) 634-4204 or lsmith@cafn.ca.

Law Registry

Certified true copies of all laws applying to CAFN settlement lands are maintained in the CAFN law registry. Copies are available to all Citizens. Digital copies of CAFN laws are also available here.

Department contact: Lilly Smith, Central Registrar and Enrollment Clerk, (867) 634-4204 or lsmith@cafn.ca.

Passport Application and Tax Preparation

CAFN helps Elders and Citizens with preparing and submitting their Canadian passport applications. CAFN can also assist Elders with preparing their income tax returns.

Department contact: Lilly Smith, Central Registrar and Enrollment Clerk, (867) 634-4204 or lsmith@cafn.ca.

Questions? Please send us a note.

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