: Registry

Becoming a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta is an important part of preserving our culture and history. Our Genealogy Research Centre has an extensive collection of resources which can help interested applicants complete their family tree by researching the individual’s ancestry.

Application Information

“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:

 

  1. 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.

  2. Historic Métis Nation means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in Historic Métis Nation Homeland;

  3. 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;

  4. 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.3 of the Constitution Act of 1982; and

  5. Distinct from other Aboriginal peoples means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

The following documentation is mandatory:

 

  • A completed Genealogy (family tree) which clearly outlines your Métis ancestry to the mid 1800s

  • A copy of one of the following:

    • Live birth registration, OR

    • Long form birth certificate showing the full names of biological parents, OR

    • Baptismal certificate with legible church seal and officiates signature PLUS wallet-size birth certificate

  • One (1) piece of valid photo identification

  • Proof of permanent residency in Alberta for a minimum of 90 consecutive days is required. 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.**

 

REGISTRY

Please click on the box below to download the Application for Metis Citizenship

You may download and print an application form for your Métis Nation of Alberta citizenship by clicking on the appropriate link below.

 

Once completed, the application can be mailed in or delivered in-person to either the regional offices or the Head Office in Edmonton, as Registry requires original signatures in order to process the application. Emailed applications or faxed applications will not be accepted and not returned to the applicant.

Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Once you have obtained the mandatory documents, please present them in person or mail them to your
Regional Office, or to the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Normal processing time for completed
citizenship is dependent on volumes received and will be longer during periods of high citizenship 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 citizenship registration and any information you provide is protected under the provisions of Alberta's personal information protection act.

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Application for Metis Citizenship