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F MNO application form, fully completed. The oath of allegiance
must be signed to complete this application.
F A genealogical chart, beginning with the applicant and ending
with her/his Métis ancestor (photocopy as many as needed)
F Photocopy of document that proves your connection to your
parents. Please provide ONE of the following options (which
names you and your parents):
F 1) A copy of your long form birth certificate OR
F 2) A copy of your baptismal certificate (must be printed on church
letterhead, signed, and include an official seal)
F A clear photo of yourself (with your name on the back of hard
copy sent) (maximum size 3” x 5”). Photos must be clear with no
shadows. Hats, head coverings, sunglasses or tinted glasses must
not be worn.
F Document confirming name change due to marriage or for any
other reason. This documentation may be a copy of your marriage
certificate or provincial government certificate of name change.
F Church or civic documents confirming Métis ancestry
F Supporting documents linking every generation from you to your
Métis ancestor. Please provide copies of original documents (see
below for more information).
F Minor children (under 18) can be indicated as the primary
applicant OR as an additional applicant on page 2 (if parents
or siblings are applying at the same time). A separate oath and
document connecting to parents must be included for each
F At a meeting of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of
Ontario (PCMNO) on October 3-4, 2020 a resolution was passed,
at the recommendation of the Finance and Audit Committee, to
direct the MNO to waive all fees for applications and renewals
for Citizenship and Harvesting Cards on a permanent basis.
CITIZEN APPLICATION FORM
MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO
Documents must be provided to support each link on your genealogy
chart – in some instances, multiple records can be used to establish a
single link. Supporting documents are copies of primary records such as:
• Death record, or obituary (with newspaper name and date)
• Census records
• Early military services records
• Land scrip (Western Canada)
Each supporting document must name and make the link between the
child and parent.
Secondary documents can also be accepted as supporting documents,
if they are historical records. Published sources must include the title
page, and publication information, and be accompanied by other primary
records. Published sources will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that although useful to understand a family’s history,
documents obtained from the internet are rarely considered valid, unless
they are copies of actual church or civic records (e.g., birth, death,
include references clearly indicating original resources.
As per the MNO Registry Policy, applicants must prove Historical Métis
Nation ancestry by providing evidence of a genealogical connection
to a documented Métis ancestor who lived in the Historic Métis Nation
Homeland after 1750.
Historic Record as Métis, Michif, Halfbreed (or variation such as “Breed,”
“Scotch Breed,” “SB,” “French Breed,” “Other Breed,” “M.E.” [Métis
Ecossaise], chicot, bois brulé or métisse. Historic records which use such
terms include Métis Scrip Records, Land Grants, and census records.
Digitized versions of such records may be available online through Library
and Archives Canada. Church and civic records (birth, baptism, marriage
and death records) and other historic records may also use these terms.
Thank you for applying for citizenship with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). Please be sure to provide ALL required
documents to the MNO Registry, as outlined below. By applying for citizenship, you provide consent to the MNO to
collect and use your personal information for: 1) the purpose of determining eligibility for MNO Citizenship and/or an
providing genealogical data for you and your Métis ancestors, and any individuals who can demonstrate how they link to
your family tree. The MNO will retain authority and governance over the use of information, and your personal information
Please refer to the attached Requirements Checklist for documentation that MUST be included with the application.
“Métis means a person who self-identies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of historic Métis ancestry,
and is accepted by the Métis Nation” — from the Statement of Prime Purpose of the Métis Nation of Ontario
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Application Requirements Checklist
Explanation of Supporting Documents