sash-registrationThe Métis are a distinctive Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Their Aboriginal rights are recognized and affirmed under Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The independent Historic Saugeen Métis community, in existence since the 1820s, registers descendants of historic Saugeen Métis families through a community acceptance process, and verifies their historic connections through genealogical documentation.  This Registration Process establishes the community’s credibility and integrity.

Through the Registry process Saugeen Métis take their rightful place in the area’s rich history, and are acknowledged rightfully for their contributions to the development of the Lake Huron coastline from the Upper Detroit region to the tip of the Saugeen Peninsula.

Birth Certificate Registration Form
Genealogical Chart
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Roger Longe (ggrandson of NWC trader Joseph Lange & Isabelle Collin) with dog sled team about to go across Lac Seul. (Image courtesy of The Gateway to Northwestern Ontario.) This is "Aunt Annie's" nephew from Rainy Lake. Roger was a prospector in the Lake of the Woods area and in the early 1930s he and his father "John" visited Southampton. While here they shingle Annie's little home. Relatives recall that Roger wore a "money belt." ... See MoreSee Less

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