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External Indigenous Programs and Services

 You may be eligible for First Nation status if:

  • both your parents are eligible for Status
  • you lost Status by marrying a non-Indian man
  • you lost Status because your father was not a Status Indian
  • you lost Status because your parents applied to give up Status and First Nation membership through something called "enfranchisement"
  • you qualified for Indian Status before the Indian Act was changed in 1985

You may also be eligible for registration if only one of your parents is eligible. Remember, you must apply for your Indian Status. It is not automatic. To order an Indian Status Registration package or to get more details, call Indian and Northern Affairs toll free at 1-800-567-9604 or click Here.

You may be eligible for Metis Nation status if:

  • You can complete Genealogy dating back to the mid 1800's (at least five generations)
  • Either a long form birth certificate which includes your parent's names, OR a baptismal certificate along with a wallet sized birth certificate
  • Picture ID for swearing a Statutory Declaration

Please be advised that the membership application process may take several weeks to complete. An application will not be processed if there is a document missing. If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Alberta Metis Nation head office at (780) 455-2200 or toll free at 1-866-88METIS (886-3847), or click Here.




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