Archive for February, 2016

Métis Nation Remembers Don Getty

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Edmonton, AB – Monday, January 29, 2016

Don Getty

The Métis Nation of Alberta mourns the passing of Alberta’s 11th Premier Donald Ross “Don” Getty. The former Alberta premier was a true champion of the Métis people. Mr. Getty was instrumental in the passing of the Métis Settlements Act in 1990, which turned over control of 1.25 million acres of land to eight Métis Settlements creating the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC). Mr. Getty additionally oversaw the signing of the first Government of Alberta-Métis Nation of Alberta Framework Agreement in 1987. The Framework Agreement was to be the first step towards self-government for the 50,000+ Metis living off a Métis Settlement in Alberta. A key goal of the Framework Agreement was to establish practical methods of achieving Métis self-government and to work towards improved opportunities for Métis in Alberta.

In Don Getty, Métis Albertans found a steadfast friend – a man who worked tirelessly to implement enlightened policies that benefited Métis people province-wide. MNA President Audrey Poitras remarked that “Mr. Getty’s legacy will never be forgotten. We will always remember his great contributions towards Métis rights in Alberta.”

MNA Membership Drives Planned for 2016

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Edmonton, Alberta – Monday, February 22, 2016

The MNA Registry department has planned a series of membership drives in communities across the province for March of this year.

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 Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Completed Family Tree (dating back to mid 1800s).
  • Long Form Birth Certificate OR Live Birth Registration OR Short Form Birth Certificate along with Baptismal Certificate with legible church seal and officiates signature.
  • Current Photo Identification.
  • Proof of Permanent Residency in Alberta (minimum of 90 consecutive days).

For more information, please contact us at 1-866-678-7888 or registry@metis.org. 

 

Membership Drive Locations

Lac La Biche
February 26, 2016
10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Portage College
9531 94 Ave
Lac La Biche, AB

Lloydminster
March 10, 2016
10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Lakeland College
LLoydminster Campus
2602 59 Ave
Lloydminster, AB

Vermilion
March 11, 2016
10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Lakeland College
Vermilion Campus
5707 College Dr
Vermilion, AB

St. Paul
March 12, 2016
10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Town of St Paul
Conference Room
5101-50 St (Lower Level)
St. Paul, AB

Rocky Mountain House
February 27, 2016
Noon – 8:00 pm 

Lou Soppit
Community Centre
4733 54 Ave
Rocky Mountain House, AB

Calgary
March 12, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Region 3 MNA Office
1415 28th Street NE
Calgary, AB

Edson
March 17, 2016
9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Edson Friendship Centre
#13 5023-3 Avenue
Edson, AB

Hinton
March 18, 2016
9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Hinton Friendship Centre
965 Switzer Drive
Hinton, AB

Grande Cache
March 19, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

MNA Local 1994 Office
3300 Pine Plaza
Grande Cache

High Prairie
March 31, 2016
9:00 am – 5:30 pm 

High Prairie Friendship Centre
4919 51 Ave
High Prairie, AB

High Level
March 18, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

High Level Friendship Centre
10801 96 St
High Level, AB

 

Local 845 AGM Scheduled for February 27

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MNA Local 845 (Rocky Mountain House) will host their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 27. The AGM will take place at Lou Soppit Community Centre – doors open at 4 pm, supper is at 5 pm and the meeting is at 6 pm. A community dance will follow. Métis Nation of Alberta Registrars will be on site to assist prospective members register for their Métis card. Prospective members are reminded to bring the following documentation with them:

  1.  Completed Family Tree (dating back to mid 1800s)
  2. Long Form Birth Certificate OR Live Birth Registration OR Short Form Birth Certificate along with Baptismal Certificate with legible church seal and officiates signature
  3. Current Photo Identification
  4. Proof of Permanent Residency in Alberta (minimum of 90 consecutive days)

 

AGM Details:

Lou Soppit Community Centre
4733 54 Ave
Rocky Mountain House
T4T 1B2

Doors open at 4 pm
Supper at 5 pm
Meeting at 6 pm

Please call Marcien LeBlanc for more details at 403-722-2535, or 403-846-7246.

Region 3 Business Mixer

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The MNA Region 3 invites you to attend a Métis Business and Professional Mixer. There will be finger foods, coffee, and non alcoholic punch. A cash bar will also be on site. Please RSVP to the Region 3 office at (403)569-8800, or by emailing Marlene:  mlanz@metis.org

 

Thursday February 18, 2016 6:00 pm
Coast Plaza Hotel
1316 – 33 ST NE
Calgary, AB

The Métis Nation of Alberta is Recruiting for Alberta Native Provincials!

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Edmonton, AB – Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Métis children born in the years 2009-2010 are invited to register for the MNA Junior Novice Hockey Team. Registrations are considered on a first come and first served basis. Proof of Métis ancestry is required for registration; Métis ancestry may be verified by the possession of a Métis card, or a hockey letter that verifies Métis ancestry from the MNA Registry Department.

The registration deadline is February 10, 2016 – Please register ASAP to ensure your child’s spot on the team. For more information, please contact Métis Nation of Alberta Senior Executive Officer, Aaron Barner at 780-455-2200, or abarner@metis.org.

 

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