The Métis Nation of Alberta seeks citizens’ input as it creates the Nation’s constitution.

The Métis Nation of Alberta seeks citizens’ input as it creates the Nation’s constitution.

Honouring Louis Riel’s Legacy

Advancing the Métis Self-Government by Coming Together

By Audrey Poitras, President, Métis Nation of Alberta

On Nov. 16, 1885, Louis Riel was executed for his role in standing up for Métis lands and rights, including the Métis Nation’s inherent rights of self-government and self-determination.

After 135 years, our Métis self-government here in Alberta is stronger than ever.And we are closer than ever to finalizing the nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationship with Canada that Riel and our ancestors envisioned.

In 2019, the Métis Nation of Alberta signed a precedent-setting self-government agreement with Canada.In this agreement, Canada recognizes that we represent the Métis Nation within Alberta and that we hold the inherent right of self-government.

Since then, we have been working hard to develop a draft constitution to be brought to all our citizens for their input and ultimately their ratification through a province-wide vote.

Our constitution will be the foundation for Métis government for generations to come.

Our constitution will be grounded on Métis laws, customs and traditions, not corporate bylaws.

Our constitution and our self-government agreement will also ensure that we can improve the lives and economic, cultural and social wellbeing of all our citizens, families and communities for generations to come.

But in order to build this better future, we need to work – together.

Our constitution needs to be developed for our citizens and by our citizens. We need you to take the time and get involved in order to make the dreams of Riel and our ancestors become a reality.

We want to hear from everyone throughout this process.

In the coming months, we will be reaching out to all our citizens to begin this important conversation about our constitution.

If you have not already done so, please visit AlbertaMétisGov.com and provide your contact information so you are kept up-to-date. You can also call into the MNA Head Office at 1-800-252-7553 to update your registry file with your most current contact info.

Together, we will build a strong Métis Nation based on Métis rights!

Just Posted

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta announces 1,077 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are currently 14,052 active cases in the province

Bids for Kids poster
Wolf Creek Youth Foundation online auction gets ‘overwhelming’ response

Santa’s Bids for Kids auction to benefit youth programs in Rimbey, Ponoka

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the 500 deaths from COVID-19 in the province are a tragic milestone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta hits ‘tragic milestone’ with more COVID-19 deaths

Province up to 500 COVID-19 deaths, adds 1,265 cases

Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Kenney declares state of public health emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

High schools shift to online learning, businesses face new restrictions

File Photo
Sylvan Lake Town Council asks for a mask bylaw to be brought forward for consideration

The bylaw would require face coverings in all indoor Town-owned and operated facilities

The corporate headquarters of Pfizer Canada are seen in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in Canada next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Canada has a purchase deal to buy at least 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine,

People wear face masks as they pose next to a Christmas display in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you’re not going

Dr. Hurst says it’s best to frame the conversation from a place of care, stressing safety precautions.

A sign instructs people to wear masks in downtown Calgary on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Pub and restaurant owners are trying to figure out how to comply with a stricter COVID-19 measure in Alberta that dictates only six people from the same household can sit at one table. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Brewpub owner pleased Alberta not closing sit-down dining as COVID-19 cases soar

Alberta’s caseload of COVID-19 infections has been growing for weeks

This undated photo issued by the University of Oxford shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)
Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

Canada has spent more than $1 billion to pre-order seven different developing COVID-19 vaccines

(File photo)
Alberta woman charged after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at B.C. campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

A pedestrian wears masks while out walking in front of the Alberta Legislature as the COVID-19 numbers spike in Edmonton on Tuesday November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Doctor says Alberta restrictions not enough to reduceCOVID-19 strain on hospitals

Mithani notes people are still allowed to gather indoors at large places of worship and in bars,

Most Read