order to receive a membership card you will need the following:
· **PROOF OF ABORIGINAL
· A photocopy of
your: 1. Birth Certificate, 2. Some type of government photo-ID
(such as a Driver's Licence, Health Card, Passport or a Firearms
Acquisition Certificate) - only one type of photo-ID is necessary.
· 2 recent colour
photos of your face which must fit into an approx. 1 ½"h x 1" w
space. (see attached application for actual size).
· A $75.00 Cdn cheque
or money order made payable to: Canadian Métis Council.
· Be sure to sign
the back of your card. (see attached application).
· Fill out the application
form including the Aboriginal Ancestry Chart as complete and accurate
as possible. If you have already been verified by another Métis
organization you must still provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry
for our records.
Métis are persons of
mixed blood - European/Aboriginal blood (Indian ancestry); Someone
who is distinct from Indian and Inuit, someone who has genealogical
ties to Aboriginal ancestry.
Note: There is no specified
qualifies for a Canadian Métis Council Membership card?
Children as young as 1 day old can apply for their Metis
Anyone who self-identifies
as a Métis, has community acceptance as a Métis, is not registered
as an Indian or Inuit, has clear Aboriginal blood ties, and can prove
their Aboriginal ancestry to the satisfaction of the Canadian Métis
Council's verification process.
Métis Council's Verification Process
can prove Aboriginal ancestry by:
· Genealogical Documentation
- include at least one or more of the following which show some
type of Aboriginal ties such as Métis, Halfbreed Indian, Non-Status
Aboriginal, Inuit, Savage, Infidel, etc.
· Letters from Indian
Affairs stating Indian Status or C31 Status of a direct relative.
· Photocopies of
(Aboriginal's) birth, baptismal, marriage or death certificate or
a photocopy of census records indicating Aboriginal ancestry or
obituaries. (In all cases, please indicate your relation to that
· A photocopy of your
ancestor's Indian Status card, band number written clearly (also
· Métis land records
or script records, etc.
· Some type of historical
documentation of your family name which states Aboriginal ties.
· A letter from an
Elder in your community stating your acceptance as a Métis person
by that Elder and the community.
cases of adoption, please give reasons why you feel you have Aboriginal
ancestry. (You may qualify for your Métis card, however, your children
will not qualify unless their other parent is Aboriginal)
does not qualify for a Canadian Métis Council membership card?
· You are registered
as an Indian under the Indian Act or as an Inuk on an Inuit registry.
· If you have no
Aboriginal blood ties. (Ex. If your spouse is Aboriginal and you
are not - you do not qualify for a card)
Before you grant permission for a family member to use your file
as their proof of Aboriginal ancestry, it is important that you
know they can use their file (which they got from you) as another
relative's proof of Aboriginal ancestry. Note: in all cases, even
if you are referring to a relative's file, you MUST complete (to
the best of your ability) the application form and especially the
"Aboriginal Ancestry Chart".
Should you require
assistance or have any questions, please contact