Metis Registry Closer To Becoming Reality

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 14:10



Metis people in the province will soon have to present a genealogy chart to the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan if they hope to have their status recognized.


At a meeting in La Ronge last night, MN-S representatives asked the public for feedback about variouis issues — such as the MN-S appeal process, Metis harvesting rights and a new process for proving that someone is of Metis descent.


Under the new initiative, people would have to present a genealogy chart showing their Metis ancestry in order to get a Metis status card.


Those in attendance last ngiht had the opportunity to hear from a genealogist who explained how to make a proper family tree.


MN-S President Robert Doucette says the talks have drawn record turnouts in some communities.