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A person who wants to become a member of one of the 8 Metis Settlements must apply to one of those councils for membership approval.
In order to be considered for membership, the applicant must:
- have Canadian Indigenous 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 5 years
- have or will have suitable living accommodation in the Settlement area
- be committed to living in the Settlement area and preserving a peaceful community
For current members, please send us an email with your updated contact information to [email protected].
Metis Settlements General Council
The Metis Settlements General Council and the 8 local Settlement Councils were established in 1990 under the Metis Settlements Act. As elected officials, the Councils and the General Council represent nearly 9,000 Métis members and develop collective and local laws.
The General Council consists collectively of the councillors of all the Settlement Council and the officers of the General Council.
View the Metis Settlements locations
Step 1. Apply to the desired Settlement Council
Step 2. Consideration of application by the Settlement Council
Step 3. Decision on the application by the Council – A Settlement Council must consider every application for membership made to it within 90 days of the application being received at the Settlement office
Connect with Metis Settlements Land Registry – Membership:
Metis Settlements Land Registry
Suite 201, 10335 172 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1K9