Settling an Estate of a Nipissing First Nation Member

Q: What should I do when a loved one dies?
A: An estate has to be settled if they own property on Reserve, have a Certificate of Possession and lived on reserve at time of death.

Q: Have you obtained proof of death?
A: Death certificate is required to begin settling the estate and/or registering the death of the deceased.

Q: Did the deceased have a will?
A: Original will has to be provided to Indian Affairs in order to start the estate.  If there is no will, you will have to fill out an application for administration.

Q: Who are the deceased’s family members?
A: We will need the names and addresses of the deceased family members. Once we receive these documents, they will be forwarded to Indian Affairs Sudbury to appoint an administrator or executor to settle the estate.

Learn more about Making a Will.

Please feel free to check out some of these additional resources:

RBC Estate Workbook

RBC Estate Planning

RBC Estate Planning Presentation to NFN

NFN Reporting a Death Brochure

Contact Information

Lee McLeod-Faubert, Lands Registry/Membership Coordinator
705-753-2922 ext. 1283 

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