Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Membership in a Métis organization or Settlement

Release date: September 21, 2022

Definition

Membership in a Métis organization or Settlement refers to whether or not a person is a registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement. This includes organizations that are a signatory under the Canada‑Métis Nation Accord of 2017 (Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Metis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation British Columbia) or one of the eight Metis Settlements established by the Alberta Metis Settlements Act in 1990 (Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, East Prairie Metis Settlement, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Gift Lake Metis Settlement, Kikino Metis Settlement, Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Peavine Metis Settlement).

Statistical unit(s)

Classification(s)

Reported in

2021 (25% sample)

Reported for

Population in private households

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 28

Responses

Respondents could reply "Yes" or "No" by marking the appropriate circle in Question 28. If a respondent replied "Yes," they were asked to either select a Métis organization or Settlement by marking the appropriate circle or specify the organization or Settlement.

Remarks

In the 2021 Census of Population, Question 28 asked "Is this person a registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement? If 'Yes,' which Métis organization or Settlement?"

A note accompanying the question stated "Mark 'x' one of the listed signatories of the Canada‑Métis Nation Accord or specify a Métis organization or Metis Settlement (for example, Kikino Metis Settlement)."

The following additional instructions were provided to respondents within the help button text.

Answer this question regardless of whether or not this person is a registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement.

Select "Yes, registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement" for persons who are registered members and select one of the following:

or

Select "Yes, registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement" and specify a local, regional, provincial, territorial or national Métis organization or a designated Metis Settlement in the provided space (box).

The Canada‑Métis Nation Accord was established to advance the government‑to‑government relationship between the Métis Nation and Canada. Signatories to the Canada‑Métis Nation Accord include the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Manitoba Metis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, the Métis Nation of Alberta, and Métis Nation British Columbia.

There are eight Metis Settlements in northern Alberta: Gift Lake, Kikino, Paddle Prairie, Buffalo Lake, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, East Prairie and Peavine. The Alberta Metis Settlements Act of 1990 transferred the land title to the Métis people and legally established the Metis Settlements General Council, along with eight settlement corporations.

Select "No" for persons who:

For additional information on the collection and dissemination of Indigenous data, including incompletely enumerated reserves and settlements, refer to the Indigenous Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021 and the Indigenous Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2021.

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