Status Cards

In January 2021, MKO established a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Program. The program is run through a partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to meet the needs of Northern Manitobans who need help obtaining a secure status card or Treaty number.

Our SCIS Program office is on the main floor at 55 Selkirk Avenue in Thompson.

This webpage includes the following information:

Why this program exists:

Our program exists to help make it easier to obtain a secure status card in Northern Manitoba.

First Nations people in Northern Manitoba receive help from our program in applying for:

  • new status cards;
  • replacement status cards;
  • renewed status cards; and
  • to receive Treaty status.

MKO Status Identification Intake Clerks have completed training to be designated as a trusted source. MKO is the first trusted source organization in Canada. Our clerks are authorized to handle personal information and applications. They will fill out applications with you, take your photo, and send the completed application to ISC’s headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec.

Our program assisted more than 2500 people within our first year of operation, showing the need for accessible status card and identification services in Northern Manitoba.

There is no fee to access these services.

What to bring to our office:

If you are seeking help to apply for a status card or to get your Treaty number, please bring a form of government-issued identification. This includes any of the following:

  • Manitoba Health Card
  • Manitoba Public Insurance Identification
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Firearms Licence/Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)

Please note: You do NOT need to take passport photos before you come and see us. Our staff will take your photo onsite. We print the photo and include it with your application. There is no charge for this service.

How to access our services:

You do NOT need to book an appointment in advance.

Our program accepts walk-in visits from Monday to Friday as follows:

  • 9 am to 12 noon
  • 1 to 3:30 pm

We are closed for lunch from 12 to 1 pm. We are also closed on statutory holidays.

Stay informed about any office closures:

Stay tuned to MKO’s Facebook page as we post any office closures on our page.

If you need to call us, phone our Thompson office at 204-677-1600 or toll-free at 1-800-442-0488. Please leave a detailed voicemail if there is no answer.


SCIS Program – Main Floor
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
55 Selkirk Avenue
Thompson, MB
R8N 0M5

Winnipeg Office:

The MKO Winnipeg Office offers renewal and replacement status card services by appointment only. They do not offer status card registration at this location.

To make an appointment, call 204-272-9606