Metis Settlement Membership

A person who wants to become a member of a Metis Settlement must apply to the Metis Settlement council for membership approval. In order to be considered for membership, the applicant must:

  • Have Canadian Aboriginal ancestry
  • Identify with Métis history and culture
  • Be 18 years old
  • Have been a member of a Metis Settlement or have lived in Alberta for the past five years.

Application process

The membership application process has three main stages:

  1. Application by the applicant to the Settlement Council
  2. Consideration of the application by the Settlement Council
  3. Decision on the application by the Council.

The application process may take place over weeks, months, and in some cases, years. It requires that applicants collect and submit very specific information to their Settlement Council.

If the membership application is approved by the Council, Land Registry will be notified of the Council's decision.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for membership should learn as much as they can about the application process before applying.

For more detailed information on acquiring membership in a Metis Settlement, view: