In July, 2000 the Métis Nation General Assembly adopted a Métis Nation Michif Declaration recognizing and declaring Michif as the historical and official language of the Métis Nation.
Ashpinaen li Bon Jeu/Kischay ka Pakittinat lee Michif ota seu la toyr. Meena ashpinaen li Bon Jeu/Kischay Manitoo ta lawng inan, en Michif chi-itayhtahmak, pi en Michif chi-pimawtichik. Ekoushi li Gouvarnimaw di Michif chi-itwayt, Michif si la lawng di li Nawsyoon.
Whereas the Métis emerged in Canada as a distinct nation with a unique culture; and whereas during the genesis of the Métis Nation, Michif evolved as a distinct language of the Métis Nation; and whereas it is recognized within international law that language is one of the requirements of the establishment or reaffirmation of Nationhood;
Therefore be it resolved that the Métis National Council recognize and declare Michif as the historical and official language of the Métis Nation.