Central Registry Office

Email: citizenship@mmf.mb.ca

Minister: Leah LaPlante

Information on Métis Citizenship and Harvester Identification Card application approvals and associated processes.

The Central Registry Office is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Métis Citizenship and Harvester identification card application approvals and associated processes. The Central Registry Office maintains a database for MMF Citizenship, ensures that all of our Citizens' information is up-to-date, and assists Métis people through the process to obtain Métis Citizenship with the MMF. Using an objectively verifiable process, the Central Registry Office ensures that all of our Citizens and Harvesters meet the definition of 'Métis' as per the MMF Constitution and the nationally-adopted definition which includes self-identification, ancestral connection and community acceptance.

The definition in the MMF Constitution, which is critical to exercising our rights to self-determination and self-government, reads in part:

"Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation."

The historic ancestry component of the definition is confirmed through a Citizen's official genealogy.

Citizenship/Harvester Forms

Citizenship Harvester Application - Revised-January-2021

Citizenship Harvester Application - Revised January 2021 (FR)

Download the Citizenship/Harvester Transfer Region/Local Form

Download the Citizenship/Harvester Change of Address Form

Download the Citizen/Harvester Deceased Member Form

Download the MMF Citizenship Renewal Form

Genealogies

A genealogy is more than a revelation of a family's legacy and its Manitoba Métis Community heritage; it is a reclamation of identity which many felt the need to hide over generations. We encourage all of our Métis Citizens to obtain their genealogy; to claim their birthright and confirm their Citizenship with the MMF and the Métis Nation. For more information on obtaining your proof of Métis ancestry and costs contact the St. Boniface Historical Society

Expiration Dates

The Central Registry Office would like to remind Métis Citizens to be aware of when the expiry date is on your Citizenship card and ensure to have your card renewed when your expiry date is approaching. MMF Individual Citizenship Cards need to be renewed every five years. This five-year renewal date allows the Central Registry Office and Regional Offices to ensure that Citizens' contact information, mailing addresses, and photos are up to date. The issue date and renewal date are listed on your Citizenship card below gender and eye colour. Citizenship cards issued between 2012 and 2013 are at or near their renewal dates and we encourage these Citizens to contact their Regional Office to renew their card. Children's Citizenship cards expire when the person becomes eligible for an Individual Citizenship card with full voting rights.

If you have any questions or suggestions about Citizenship Application requirements and approval processes, or about any of our work, please contact the Central Registry Office or your Regional Office. Thank you for your continued support in our registry work and for recognizing its vital importance to our Manitoba Métis Community.

B300-150 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0J7

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