“Métis” – a person who self identifies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry and is accepted by the Métis Nation.
A Métis must provide historical proof of his or her status as Métis:
- Historical Proof—evidence of an ancestor who received a land grant, or a scrip grant under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion Lands Act, or who was recognized as a Métis in other Government, church or community records.
- Historic Métis Nation means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
- Historic Métis Nation Homeland means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
- Métis Nation means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now compromised of all Métis Nation citizens and is one of the “Aboriginal people s of Canada” within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982; and
- Distinct from other Aboriginal peoples means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.
The following documentation is mandatory:
- A completed Genealogy which clearly outlines your Métis ancestry to the mid 1800’s;
- Copy of live birth registration -OR- copy of a long form birth certificate showing the full names of biological parents -OR- Copy of baptismal certificate PLUS wallet-size birth certificate;
- One (1) piece of photo identification; and
- Proof of permanent residency in Alberta for a minimum of ninety (90) consecutive days is required.
Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Once you have obtained the mandatory documents, please present them in person to your Regional Office, or to the Provincial Office in Edmonton. Normal processing time for a completed membership is dependant on volumes received and will be longer during periods of high membership intake.
Incomplete applications received by mail will not be processed and will be returned to you.
The information you provide is collected under the authority of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association bylaws. This information is collected for the purpose of membership registration and any information you provide is protected under the provisions of Alberta’s personal information protection act.
For more information please contact us at:
Métis Nation of Alberta
#100, 11738 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5
Tel: (780) 455-2200
Toll Free: 1-866-678-7888