Requirements for MNA Citizenship
1. Proof of Métis
A Métis must fulfill the National Definition of Métis:
- Historical Proof means evidence of an ancestor who received a land grant or scrip granted 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 the 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 comprised of all Métis Nation citizens and is one of the “Aboriginal peoples of Canada” within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982.
- Distinct from other Aboriginal peoples means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.
2. Required Documentation
In addition to meeting the National Definition of Métis, the following documents are also required:
- A completed Genealogy (family tree) which clearly outlines your Métis ancestry dating back to the mid-1800s
- A copy of one of the following:
- Live Birth registration, OR
- Long-Form Birth Certificate showing full names of biological parents, OR
- Wallet-sized birth certificate PLUS a copy of the baptismal certificate with legible church seal and officiate’s signature
- One (1) piece of valid photo identification
- Proof of permanent residency in Alberta for a minimum of 90 consecutive days. Documents accepted:
- Alberta driver’s license
- Three (3) months of utility bills, NOT including telephone
- Vehicle insurance
- Mortgage or rental lease agreement
Additional documents or information may be requested in support of your application. It is your responsibility to keep your contact information current.