1800 13th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 1Y5
Phone: (306) 565.2362
Western Region III - Registry Office
MN-S Provincial Citizenship Registry
Unit 209 - 2121 Airport Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7l 6W5
Phone: (306) 343.8391 Toll-free: 1.833.343.8391
The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan Citizenship Registry registers Metis Persons in the province through a secure, efficient, standardized, and objectively verifiable process. This comprehensive process is the key element form which all aspects of governance and funding flows.
The Registry formalizes and clarifies citizenship requirements and aids in the accurate return of statistical data about Saskatchewan's Metis citizens. This information provides the basis for meaningful discussion on Metis rights and issues, which will ultimately help to improve the quality of life for all Metis people in the province.
The MN-S Constitutional definition of Metis is utilized in the development and implementation of this objectively verifiable registry. The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan Constitutional definition is:
ARTICLE 10: CITIZENSHIP
1. Definition (amended January 2004)
"Metis means a person, who self identifies as Metis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of historic Metis Nation Ancestry and is accepted by the Metis Nation."
"Historic Metis Nation means the Aboriginal people then known as Metis or Half-breeds who resided in the Historic Metis Nation Homeland.
"Historic Metis Nation Homeland" means the area of west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Metis or Half-breeds as they were known.
"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: within the meaning of s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
"Distinct from other Aboriginal peoples" means distinct for culture and nationhood purposes.
All four parts of the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan's constitutional definition must be met in order to receive a MN-S Citizenship Card.
With its objectively verifiable process, Citizenship Registry staff members have maintained a credible, steadfast and accountable registration process for every Metis citizen in Saskatchewan. Through the commitment and dedication of our Citizenship Registry Staff, the hope of registering all Saskatchewan Metis will be made possible.
In 2004, the Metis Legislative Assembly in Saskatchewan accepted the Metis National Council's definition of Metis for the purpose of Citizenship. The MN-S Citizenship Registry began operations in 2009, registering more than 4,000 Metis citizens. After a closure from 2014-2017 work began to re-open the Provincial Citizenship Registry office and regional offices across Saskatchewan in the fall of 2017. The Central Office is located at: