Michif Declaration

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.

Métis Nation Michif Declaration

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.