Membership requirements

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 Metis 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
  • 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 mslr.info@gov.ab.ca.

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 Metis 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.

Application process

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

Contact

To connect with Metis Settlements Land Registry – Membership:

Phone: 780-643-0607
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-3656
Email: mslr.info@gov.ab.ca

Address:

Metis Settlements Land Registry
Suite 201, 10335 172 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1K9