The Indian Registration Administration (IRA) Department

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The Indian Registration Administration (IRA) department provides resources and assistance to individuals applying for their Indian Status. They also update the Indian Register, issue Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) cards, and act as a guarantor for Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) cards.

Please click the link below for more helpful information and applications for the above related information.

Update as of June 7, 2022: 

  • We have status cards available, please call reception to book an appointment.
  • Band Population Reports and Band Change Reports are in a binder at Reception for your convenience.
  • Band Population Reports – the populations of all Bands in BC each month.
  • Band Change Report- changes to USIB Band list- additions or deletions.

If you have questions or require more information please either call 250-292-8733 or email


Acceptable Identification for Status Card Issuance




Meet our Indian Registration Administrator – Cecelia Louis-Ralston:


My Name is Cecelia Louis-Ralston, most of the community knows me as Cecelia Jameson. My Father was William Jameson, and I was raised in Hedley by my Grandparents, Jim & Harriet Jameson.

I started working at USIB in August 2018 and I am very happy to help serve my community working in the capacity of Executive Assistant, Education Coordinator, and Indian Registry Administrator.

My professional background and education has been in accounting and law. I have also worked in the resort and trucking industries. In addition, I have worked for LSIB and PIB in their accounting departments since I returned to the valley in 2009. I am an avid photographer and continue to pursue my love of sewing through fashion design.

I look forward to being an asset to the USIB team and assisting Chief and Council in achieving their goals.”