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28
Aug

Marlene Lanz Celebration of Life

Please join us this Saturday at 1 p.m. to celebrate Marlene Lanz. The celebration of life will take place at […]

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27
Aug

In Memory of Marlene Lanz

December 11, 1943 – August 25, 2018 On August 25, 2018 the Métis Nation suffered a great loss. Marlene Lanz, […]

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22
Aug

RCMR Scrip Booklet

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is proud to partner with the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research to develop this […]

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13
Aug

Métis Nation Annual General Assembly Adopts Motion to Support Trans Mountain Pipeline

Lac La Biche, Alberta (August 13, 2018) – At the Métis Nation of Alberta’s 90th General Assembly yesterday, delegates voted […]

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10
Aug

A Case Summary on McCargar v Métis Nation of Alberta

This detailed case summary, below, for the recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Decision on the MNA Special Resolutions is […]

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4
Aug

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Upholds MNA Special Resolutions

TO: Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Citizens, Locals, Regions, and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: August 3, […]

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31
Jul

Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program

Métis Nation of Alberta and Parks Canada collaborate on Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program Parks Canada and Métis Nation of […]

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25
Jul

Indigenous Language Legislation Engagement

Canadian Heritage, on behalf of the Government of Canada, is engaging with First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples to further […]

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24
Jul

Government of Canada and Métis Nation of Alberta sign Consultation Agreement

MNA-Canada Consultation Agreement: Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations (center right), MNA President, Audrey Poitras (center left) with MNA Co-Ministers […]

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24
Jul

Government of Canada and Métis National Council sign Métis National Housing Accord

MNA representatives including Provincial Council members Dan Cardinal (far left), Marlene Lanz (second left), President Audrey Poitras (second right), and […]

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16
Jul

Special Resolutions

Special Resolutions to amend the Métis Nation of Alberta Association’s bylaws at the 90th Annual General Assembly to be held […]

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11
Jul

Harvesting Report: What We Heard

Over the past year, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has been collaborating with the Government of Alberta (GoA) on Métis harvesting […]

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27
Jun

Memo: Step 2: Construction of Métis Cultural Gathering Centre – Opportunities for Métis Contractors/Individuals/Suppliers

TO: MNA Citizens, Locals, Regions and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: June 25, 2018 RE: Step 2: […]

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26
Jun

MNA Ministry to Offer Temporary Accommodations to Citizens for Medically-Necessary Travel

June 26, 2018 (Edmonton, AB) The Ministry of Health, Children, and Youth, at the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) provincial […]

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26
Jun

Métis National Council and Government of Canada sign Skills and Employment Training Accord

Photo: (l-r) Métis Nation Saskatchewan President, Glen McCallum; Métis Nation Ontario President, Margaret Froh; Manitoba Métis Federation President, David Chartrand; […]

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17
May

Memo: Construction of Métis Cultural Gathering Centre – Opportunities for Métis Citizens/General Contractors/Suppliers

TO: MNA Citizens, Locals, Regions and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: May 16, 2018 RE: Construction of Métis […]

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14
May

New Cultural Gathering Centre will breathe new life into Métis Crossing

  May 14, 2018 (Smoky Lake, AB) – The Métis Nation of Alberta, Government of Canada and Government of Alberta […]

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7
May

Fourth Annual Métis Nation of Alberta Pancake Breakfast

All are welcome to the fourth annual Métis Nation of Alberta Pancake Breakfast on Friday, May 25, 2018. Join us […]

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2
May

Métis Nation of Alberta Releases Opioid Data & Action Plan

For Immediate Release Métis Nation of Alberta Releases Opioid Data & Action Plan Edmonton, AB May 2, 2018 – The […]

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12
Feb

Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

The Métis Nation of Alberta is excited to share details of the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards. This unique award program […]

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7
Feb

Rupertsland Structural Assessment Stakeholder Survey

  Métis Nation of Alberta affiliate, Rupertsland Institute (RLI) has commissioned a study to examine the alignment of RLI’s organizational […]

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8
Jan

Response to Inaccuracies in CBC News Article re: MNA Local 2097 Election

For Immediate Release Response to Inaccuracies in CBC News Article re: MNA Local 2097 Election Edmonton, AB January 8, 2018 […]

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24
Nov

Memo: Update on Lawsuit Against MNA

TO: MNA Citizens, Locals, Regions and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: November 24, 2017 RE: Update on […]

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24
Nov

A New Chapter Begins in Canada’s Relationship with the Métis Nation of Alberta

Every November, we celebrate Métis Week.  It is a chance to reflect on who we are as a distinct Indigenous […]

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17
Nov

Special Meeting: December 16, 2017

A Special Meeting of the Members of the Métis Nation of Alberta will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 […]

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3
Nov

Out Now: Otipemisiwak Issue 3, 2017

The Métis Nation of Alberta is pleased to share the latest issue of Otipemisiwak Magazine. Inside you will find details […]

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3
Nov

Environmental Review Survey

The Métis Nation of Alberta is seeking feedback from Métis Citizens on a recent Federal Government discussion paper. The Environmental Review […]

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1
Nov

Métis Week Events: Grand Prairie

Awakening Our Spirit Métis Week Celebrations in Grande Prairie Pick-up your Métis passport at any participating partners and receive a […]

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1
Nov

Government building named after Métis activist Muriel Stanley Venne

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Premier Rachel Notley announced the building at 142 Street and 123 Avenue, in Edmonton, Alberta, […]

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1
Nov

Youth Art Contest

We’re looking for submissions for the Métis Week Youth Art Contest. Sketch, paint, or draw your favourite thing about Métis culture […]

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1
Nov

Métis Week Events: Region 6

The Métis Nation of Alberta Region 6 Office in Peace River is hosting a series of events beginning Monday November […]

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31
Oct

Métis Week in Alberta

Mark your Calendar! We are pleased to share all events happening throughout the province in celebration of Métis Week. To […]

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25
Oct

Métis Week Events: Region 3

The Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 Office is hosting a series of events from Monday November 13th to Saturday […]

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25
Oct

Métis Week Events: Region 2

Métis Week, 2017 celebrations in Region 2 will take place on November 16th with food, dancing, and entertainment. This event […]

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20
Oct

Métis Week in Edmonton 2017

November 13th – 18th 2017 The Métis Nation of Alberta is pleased to announce the schedule of events for Métis […]

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17
Oct

Métis Nation of Alberta Responds to ’60’s Scoop Announcement

For Immediate Release   Métis Nation of Alberta responds to ‘60s Scoop Settlement Announcement by Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs […]

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7
Oct

Family and Community Gather to Honour Children of Red Deer Industrial School

Richard Lightning and his daughter Kaia Lamothe pay their respects at Red Deer Cemetery. September 28th, 2017. On Wednesday September […]

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6
Oct

Developing a Métis Consultation Policy: Key highlights from meeting with Métis Nation of Alberta and Minister of Indigenous Relations

October 5, 2017 Leaders of the Métis Nation of Alberta meet with Minister Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations, and his […]

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5
Oct

Métis Week Events: Region 5

Métis Week, 2017 celebrations in Region 5 will take place on November 17th with food, games, dancing, and entertainment. The […]

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27
Sep

Loss of a former Senator and Leader of the Métis Community: Thelma Chalifoux

The Métis Nation of Alberta was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Thelma Chalifoux. Thelma was a champion […]

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26
Sep

Cancelled: Region 4 Annual General Meeting

  The Region 4 Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, September 30, has been cancelled. For more information, please contact […]

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22
Sep

Press Release: Métis Nation of Alberta Response to the Conklin Métis Culture Camp Fish Seizure

Friday, September 22, 2017 – For immediate Release On Friday, September 15, 2017, an Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officer entered […]

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12
Sep

Notice: Powerline Construction in Fort McMurray

Construction on the ATCO/Alberta Powerline West Fort McMurray 500 kV project is scheduled to begin on September 25 2017, in […]

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8
Sep

Garneau Tree Commemorative Ceremony

Friday, September 15th University of Alberta An important mark of Métis heritage in Edmonton, a 140-year-old Manitoba Maple, has sadly […]

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1
Sep

Prime Minister Trudeau dismantles INAC & Introduces Two New Departments

September 1, 2017 On Monday, August 28, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the dissolution of INAC with the creation of two […]

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20
Nov

Recent Agreements with Canada and Alberta

November 16, 2017 Métis Nation of Alberta-Government of Canada Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation On Thursday, November 16th, 2017, the […]

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13
Sep

Registry sessions

Registry Sessions Become a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta and get access to cultural enrichment programs, scholarships and […]

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