Atlantic region


Consult Coronavirus and Indigenous communities for health advice and supports for individuals, students, organizations and communities and businesses.

Indigenous communities in the Atlantic region


Atlantic First Nations Water Authority framework agreement

Indigenous Services Canada is working to transfer the control and management of water and wastewater services to the AFNWA.

Programs and Services


Contact us

Office open by appointment only

Our office is offering in-person services by appointment only.

Please call 902-661-6209 to make an appointment and find out what safety measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible.

For general information on how to apply for Indian status and the secure status card and confirm what documents you need to bring, please visit Indian status or contact Public enquiries.

Amherst office

P.O. Box 160
40 Havelock Street
Amherst, NS  B4H 3Z3
Telephone: 1-902-661-6209
Fax: 902-661-6237
Service Hours (by appointment only): 8 am to 4:30 pm Atlantic Standard Time

For health-related enquiries visit First Nations and Inuit health regional offices.

For all other enquiries visit Public enquiries.

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