DECLARED MEMBERS GENEALOGICAL VERIFICATION FORM
We are working with ethnohistorian Dr. Jonathan Clapperton, and his research team at Landmark Resource Management Ltd. (“Landmark”), to create family trees for all members connecting them to the original Chacachas Treaty Band. The short-term goal is to verify the lineage of declared members. The long-term goal is to have a database of historical/ genealogical information with as many Chacachas descendants as possible.
If you require assistance with filling out this Declared Members Genealogical Verification Form, or have any questions about eligibility, requirements, or the review process, please contact Clapperton by email (email@example.com) or phone (403-701-8943).
1 Criteria for Membership
In order to be verified for membership in Chacachas Treaty Nation, the declared member must prove genealogical descendancy from a member of the historic Chacachas Band prior to its amalgamation with the Kakisheway (Loud Voice) Band. Chacachas Treaty Nation has retained Clapperton to provide impartial, expert research and capacity support for applicants throughout this process.
Connections other than direct genealogical descendancy, whether through adoption or cultural connection, may be considered. If you have questions about eligibility for membership in Chacachas Treaty Nation, please contact Clapperton.
2 Application Process
The application process is as follows:
1.Contact Clapperton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to log your request for verification. Please include the names of all the family members you are looking to verify.
2.Clapperton will ask you to fill out, as completely as possible, and return this Declared Members Genealogical Verification Form. Please complete one form per person. If you have any questions about filling out this form, Clapperton will provide assistance.
3.After the Declared Members Genealogical Verification Form has been returned to Clapperton, additional information may be requested to clarify.
4.Clapperton will provide a genealogical/historical assessment report to Chacachas Treaty Nation Council. The report will contain Clapperton’s impartial, expert opinion on the Declared Member’s genealogical connections to the original Chacachas Treaty Band,include a family tree, and will state the documentation included.
5.Chacachas Treaty Nation Council will use the report to decide the verification of each member. Council will provide its rationale to applicants regarding the decision.Chacachas Treaty Nation Council will contact applicants to inform them whether theirapplication has been approved or denied. If an application is denied, the applicant will be provided with an opportunity to appeal the decision.
3 Applicant Information