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A. The applicant has aboriginal ancestry. The applicant needs to provide documentation confirming the kinship connection (or child adoption) through every generation, from a person to his or her direct Métis or Aboriginal ancestor
B. The applicant identifies with Métis history and its appropriate cultural expression in-line with the acknowledgement of its diversity. The applicant confirms this by signing the Application.
C. The applicant must sign a declaration stating they identify with Métis history and its appropriate cultural expression in line with the acknowledgement of diversity.
Genealogical Connection Through Adoption
Adoption of a non-Métis child into the Métis community, lifestyle, and culture. Upon reaching age of majority, the individual retain the option to remain registered with the MFC.
Historical Genealogical Connection
Community Adoption in Adulthood: While a non-Métis adult individual may be adopted in the Métis community, that person cannot pass his/her “status” to his/her child as a Métis direct kinship connection. The said child must be adopted into the community with the same intent as adult adoptee by presenting a written request.
NB. Many Métis were historically described as Burnt Wood (Bois Brulé), Chicot, Canadien, Sauvage, Metissé, Slave* (Esclave), Country Born (Enfant du Pays), Half-breed (Sang Melangé, demi-sang), French Indian (Indien Francais), Scot Indian (Indian Ecossais), White Indian, Infidel, etc. Some Métis were not identified as such on any documentation. However, it is possible to confirm his/her existence through verifiable genealogical connection to an Aboriginal/European union. In rare cases where paper-based documentation is not available, and in respecting our Aboriginal oral traditions, the sworn affidavit of an Elder who has known, over the course of many decades or a lifetime, an individual or family as being Métis shall be considered. * The term “slave” was used to identify the Indian wife and/or children of a white man, especially in strongly influenced religious settlements where Indian/White marriages were frowned upon, or tolerated because the husband was an influential member of the society.
Mobility and Lifestyle Differences
Recognizing that not all Métis people live in a Métis community, or were born in a Métis community. His/her connection may be historical and revealed later in his/her life. The person may have been adopted by non-Métis parents, or born of parents who concealed their Métis identity. Historically, the Métis are mobile, with many having lived in multiple settlements across the land and the continent. They are still Métis if they don’t belong to a distinct community, and welcome by MFC providing a successful application (see criteria above).