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Metis Citizenship

Métis Registry

To be registered as Métis, you must apply to the Métis Registry operated by the Metis Nation Canada Governing Member in the province in which you reside. Each provincial Registry has its own application forms and application process. Applicants are required to provide a genealogy showing their link to a Métis ancestor in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland which includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the northern United States.

Official Documents You May Need:

  • Baptismal or marriage certificates or other Church records
  • Tracing your ancestry back 100 years or four more generations
  • Métis or Half-Breed lineage in the Canadian Census
  • Long-form Birth Certificate from provincial Vital Statistics
  • Métis ancestry who received Métis scrip or Manitoba land grants in the 19th or 20th century
  • Passport size photo (requirements on application) and Government Provincial Photo ID

Where To Obtain Your Métis Applications:

 

You can visit the MNBC website > Under Directory > Citizenship (Métis Identity), Links > Citizenship Resources

Click on the Online Métis Citizenship application form or printable PDF Apps. for Adult July 14, 2017 or Youth 14 yrs & under.

  •  Complete the full the personal, contact, and family information and signature of the application.
  •  Complete the five generation pedigree chart.
  •  Sign the Indigenous Registry screening consent form.
  •  Complete the Consent to Release Confidential Information form.

 

For residents of Thompson & Okanagan, please review carefully and mail the completed application directly to the Registry address below:

Terry Ranson

Registry Database Coordinator

103-5668 192nd St.

Surrey, BC V3S 2V7

Toll-free: 1-800-940-1150

Email:  transon@bcmanr.ca

Resources

 

Library and Archives Canada – Library and Archives Canada
How To Find Métis Scrip Records – Métis Scrip
 

MNBC Resources

Employment & Training Funding – Employment Training directory
News/Events – MNBC News and Events
Chartered Communities- Region 3 – MNBC Chartered communities
MNBC Frequently Asked Questions – MNBC FAQ