This is the first edition of CSA Z710, Métis Nation Registry Operations.
This Standard outlines requirements and best practices for the operational elements of the Métis Nation Registry.
This Standard addresses the objectively verifiable operational elements of the Registry and does not define any test elements or evaluation criteria used by the Registry for identifying and registering citizenship/membership. The National Definition of Métis, as it exists from time to time, Powley test elements, and criteria employed by the Registry are not within the scope of this Standard.
Note: Only those Individuals meeting the eligibility criteria required by the National Definition of Métis are issued a citizenship/membership card.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.