Nation of Greater Victoria
Representing the Métis of the Capital Regional District
1.Complete and Sign Form.
2. Provide 2 passport or photo booth photos, in either black/white or color, and no larger
than 3 cm x 3cm.
3. An application fee of $15 is required with each application. Mail a $15 cheque payable to Metis
Nation of Greater Victoria , Studio 4 2716 Rock Bay Avenue, Victoria BC V8T 4R9 . The cheque will only be cashed
after the acceptance process is completed. Any NSF Cheques you will be responsible for paying an additional $30 fee before
a citizenship card is approved. Applicants who are declined citizenship will be contacted and their cheque
will be returned in the mail.And we would be pleased to assist with a list of other organizations.
4. Provide sufficient genealogical information in order to an adequate search to be completed for
verification. Prior to the 1901 Census.
5. Mail application, cheque, and pictures to: Metis Nation of Greater Victoria, #101 3025 Shakespeare
St., Victoria B.C. V8R 4H6.
6. Allow 8 - 12 weeks to receive confirmation and to arrange for a date to sign and pick up
your card at the community meetings.
7. Before you receive a citizenship card from Metis Nation of Greater Victoria you must
relinquish membership from any other Metis card or any other recognized Metis Provincial Council or Metis National Council
8.Must be a British Columbia resident for at least
6 months before becoming eligible for full citizenship. Must be a member in good standing for three months prior
to be eligible for voting rights. Metis Nation of Greater Victoria determines the guidelines for a citizen in good
Metis Nation of Greater Victoria Defines
Metis as follows
Metis means a person who self-identifies as
Metis, is of historic Metis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Metis Nation.
Defined Terms In The Metis Nation of Greater
Victoria Definition of Metis
WHEREAS within the definition there are defined
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Metis Nation
adopts the following terms for its national definition of Metis;
Historic Metis Nation means the Aboriginal
people then known as the Metis or Half- Breeds who resided in the Historic Metis Nation Homeland;
Historic Metis Nation Homeland means the area
of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Metis or Half-Breeds as they were
Metis Nation means the Aboriginal people descended
from the Historic Metis Nation, which is now comprised of all Metis Nation citizens and is one of the aboriginal peoples of
Canada s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples means distinct for cultural and nationhood
LAST NAME FIRST MIDDLE
DATE OF BIRTH:(MONTH)
BIRTH DATE(S) (MONTH/DAY/YEAR) OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OF AGE
Do you have Status under the Indian
Act? __________ I do hereby agree to relinquish any other métis card, and from any other recognized local with MPCBC-MNC
(Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia- Metis National Council).
authorize the Metis Nation of Greater Victoria to pass my application form and submitted genealogical information to Stanley
S. Hulme or another Family Researcher for related genealogical research and validation purposes. I accept that my name and
those of my ancestors may be used on the internet, if necessary to further the research into my ancestry. I also accept
that my actual date of birth and those of any living relatives will not be used.
in full. In the province of British Columbia, DO HEREBY DECLARE that I am of Metis ancestry and that I identify myself as
a Metis person in accordance with the MNC definition of September 27, 2002.
of Witness Name
Nation of Greater Victoria , Studio 4 2716 Rock Bay Avenue, Victoria BC V8T 4R9
Metis Nation of Greater Victoria
Essential requirements for genealogical research to begin (taken, in part, from those identified by the
Metis Resource Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba):
- Your family history information must date back to 1901, preferably earlier if possible.
- Priority will be given to those families that lived in the Assiniboine, Red River and Saskatchewan Valleys and/or those
that were eligible for scrip. Research into other families will be conducted as expeditiously as possible but resources are
somewhat limited and may take longer and there is no guarantee of results.
- For research to begin you must submit your full name and the full given names of your:
a. Parents (both if known)
b. Grandparents (both your mothers
c. Great grandparents (as many as
d. If you can provide additional generations
please do so along with any siblings of your ancestors. Many references may only identify a few children to
a couple and the more names that are known the easier the task becomes.
4. As many of the following as possible for those listed above:
a. Birth - when and where (birth certificates)
b. Marriage - when and where (marriage
c. Death - when and where (death certificate,
5. Any other information that you might think be relevant or assist with your family research.
Resources available for Metis genealogical research:
- Federal government census records up to 1901 - these are normally searchable by census district and then subdistrict,
the names are not in alphabetical order. To use these records it is important to know the place of residence of your ancestor
at the time of the census. It is also very useful to know the names of any siblings of your ancestor to isolate the family
being researched. The web site for the 1901 Census is http://www.archives.ca/02/02012202_e.html
- Scrip applications - these are available from the National Archives (NA) in Ottawa. Summaries of each application are
available from the NA Web Site and can be accessed from the home computer. The NA database is searchable by surname, full
name of the individual or place of residence or birth. The results can easily be downloaded to the home computer. The web
site is http://www.archives.ca/02/02010502_e.html
- Church and parish records.
- Voyageur contracts, service records, biographies and document available from the Hudsons Bay Archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Some of these are on microfilm and can be obtained through inter-library loan. The HBC Archives is at http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/index.html
- National and Provincial Archives for birth, marriage and death records etc. The BC Archives is at http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm
- Public libraries for books on the fur trade and early western settlement, eg: the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (15
volumes) and books published by the Hudsons Bay Record Society.
- The Internet provides virtually unlimited resources to both the experienced and novice researcher. Enormous databases
have been developed and are available, some at a cost, as well as many "lists." A useful engine is at http://www.rat.de/kuijsten/navigator/