Archive for June, 2016

Independent Third Party Review of the Métis Nation of Alberta Métis Judiciary Council – Online Feedback

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Deloitte is conducting a complete, comprehensive and independent review of the Métis Judiciary Council (MJC) which includes consultation on the possible re-design of the Métis judicial process. A key priority is that the operations and decisions of the MJC are considered to be at the highest judicial standard.

The purpose of this review is to determine the adequacy of MJC’s work including but not limited to: how matters are brought forward, MJC powers and rights of the parties involved, and the adequacy of previous decisions. All information is being compiled by Deloitte independently.

In order to garner community member input into the review process, Deloitte conducted community consultation workshops across the province and is also offering members a chance to provide feedback online. The deadline for online feedback is Tuesday, July 12 to ensure adequate time for synthesizing feedback into the final MJC Review Report, which will be presented at the 88th Annual General Assembly in August.

 

Online feedback is now closed. We thank everyone who participated in this process!

88th Annual General Assembly – Poster and Schedule

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We look forward to seeing everyone at our 88th Annual General Assembly, Celebrating 200 Years – The Battle of Seven Oaks 1816-2016. The schedule and poster have been released for circulation – please help us spread the word and share widely!

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The AGA poster contains the schedule from August 4th, 2016 until August 7th, 2016.

We will be posting updates regarding the 88th Annual General Assembly to our website and Facebook page. For more information, please call April Magee at 780-455-2200 or email amagee@metis.org.

Updates will also be posted to Facebook at http://bit.ly/METISNATIONOFALBERTA

 

 

AGA Catering Notice

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The MNA is seeking a catering team for our 88th Annual General Assembly from August 5th until August 7th at Métis Crossing. The team will be responsible for the preparation of nine (9) meals for the three day assembly. We seek a team that is comfortable with serving large groups as we anticipate about 500-600 persons per meal. Please note that the MNA will provide food, resources, and a commercial kitchen for the catering services. Interested parties are encouraged to indicate their interest to Ron Harrison at rharrison@metis.org no later than Monday, June 27th at 4:30 pm.

MNA Consultation Policy Technical Working Group Update

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Background

Over the past few months, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has undertaken the first critical steps toward the development of a Métis Nation Consultation Framework that will inform the Government of Alberta (GoA) Métis consultation policy. To assist in this process, a Technical Working Group (TWG) was formed following recommendations received during the initial consultation workshops involving MNA provincial, regional and local leadership. Co-Ministers of Métis Rights and Accommodation Bev New and Karen Collins (KC) sit as ex-officio members.

The TWG is a committee of technicians whose appointment is determined by the Region(s) and includes up to two (2) representatives from each region.

TWG Membership:

  • Region 1 : Carmen Wells and Eddison Lee Johnson
  • Region 2: Annette Ozirny
  • Region 3: Kirk Poitras and Emile LaVallee
  • Region 4: Kelsey Bradburn and Cliff Supernault
  • Region 5: Emma New
  • Region 6: Walter Andreeff and Ken Browning

TWG Objectives:

  1. Develop a framework for a Government of Alberta (GoA) Métis consultation policy as well as the documents required for its implementation (i.e. guidelines, ministerial order, proponent guide);
  2. Review and prepare suggested revisions to the MNA’s consultation policy as needed;
  3. Develop additional internal MNA documents to support the implementation of the GoA and MNA’s consultation policies as needed (i.e. regional protocol agreements).

The TWG is in the process of developing an MNA consultation principles paper that will be presented to the MNA membership at the 2016 Annual General Assembly (AGA) at Métis Crossing. This paper will serve as the guiding document for the MNA negotiations with the GoA in developing a non-Settlement Métis Consultation policy.

This is an exciting time for Métis Albertans. A GoA Métis consultation policy would mandate consultation between government and industry proponents and Métis citizens. A consultation policy would offer Métis communities’ greater agency by offering increased input into government and industry projects.

TWG Update: April 29, 2016 Meeting

  • The TWG worked to ratify the TWG Terms of Reference.
  • Discussion focused on reviewing a draft set of core principles that will guide the TWG in developing the Métis Nation consultation framework and any future discussions with the Government of Alberta on the policy.
  • To complement the core principles, a set of definitions are being developed to provide the necessary understanding of the terms and phrases most commonly used in the documents.
  • In light of the tight timelines before the MNA AGM, the TWG determined the next meeting will be a 2 day session.

TWG Update: June 3, 2016 Meeting

  • The June 3 meeting of the TWG focused on a review of the draft principles and glossary documents.
  • The TWG also discussed the purpose and objectives of Métis Consultation and Accommodation.
  • The draft principles paper will be presented to the MNA Provincial Council at their July meeting, prior to presentation to the MNA AGM in August.

Next Meeting

The TWG has a conference call scheduled for June 20th and a face to face meeting July 12th.

 

 

Métis Nation of Alberta Governance Review – Online Feedback Form

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As a community member, you have the opportunity to participate directly in shaping the future governance structures and processes of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Shalene Jobin and Kirsten Lindquist from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta are currently reviewing the MNA governance structure: how we make decisions, and how we are able to negotiate with our partners and stand up for our Métis rights.

We received notification from interested participants unable to attend the scheduled focus group consultations to provide an alternative method of feedback. The online form presents the same questions explored in the six regional focus group sessions, which include topics such as consultation processes, program and service delivery, community engagement, and decision making. If you agree to participate, the online form may take 20 minutes to an hour depending on the length of your feedback.

This research project has been reviewed and approved by Research Ethics Board 1 at the University of Alberta. As part of the ethics practices, the next section includes the online feedback information letter and consent form.

You may access the form online here : http://goo.gl/forms/c2XPDb4KMrATi9fb2

We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

Independent Third Party Review of the Métis Nation of Alberta Métis Judiciary Council

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Notification of Community Consultations

Deloitte is conducting a complete, comprehensive and independent review of the Métis Judiciary Council (MJC) which includes consultation on the possible re-design of the Métis judicial process. A key priority is that the operations and decisions of the MJC are considered to be at the highest judicial standard.

The purpose of this review is to determine the adequacy of MJC’s work including but not limited to: how matters are brought forward, MJC powers and rights of the parties involved, and the adequacy of previous decisions. All information is being compiled by Deloitte independently.

The purpose of the consultation is to conduct inclusive sessions with both members and non-members. The objective is to share the summary of review findings to enhance the understanding of the current state challenges, and future opportunities for the MNA MJC. In addition, we would like to provide an opportunity for feedback and obtain insight from participants on the criteria that should be used to guide the re-design of the Métis judicial process.

Community Consultation Dates:

Region Date/Time Location
Region 1 Wednesday, June 22
4 pm – 7 pm
BCMI
14068 Stanley Drive
Lac La Biche, AB
Region 3 Thursday, June 23rd
1 pm – 4 pm
Métis Nation of Alberta
Region 3 Office
1415 28th Street NE
Calgary, AB
Region 4 Saturday, June 25th
9 am – 12 pm
Ramada Hotel – Kingsway
11834 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Region 5 Wednesday, June 29th
10 am – 12 pm
Métis Nation of Alberta
Region 5 Office
353 Main Street North
Slave Lake, AB
Region 6 Wednesday, June 29th
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Métis Nation of Alberta
Region 6 Office
9621-90 Ave
Peace River, AB

To pre-register, please: 

  • Email communications@metis.org
  • Email Courtney Vinet at cvinet@deloitte.ca.
  • Call 1-780-421-3842.
  • Register online.

For information pertaining to the independent third party review please contact Courtney Vinet at 780-421-3842 or cvinet@deloitte.ca. For questions regarding logistics for the consultation sessions please contact MNA Communications at communications@metis.org.

Deloitte has additionally prepared an overview document that provides further explanation regarding the MJC review process. You may download this document here: MNA MJC Overview PDF 

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Online Pre-Registration

Your Name (required):

Your Email (required):

Which community focus group do you wish to attend? (required):

Please list the full names of all participants you wish to register for the event (one per line, required):

Please include any additional comments here (optional):

 

AGA Accommodation Information

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The 88th Annual General Assembly will take place at Métis Crossing Historic Site from Friday, August 5th- Sunday, August 7th. We have compiled a list of accommodation resources for attendees.

Option #1: Camping

Métis Crossing offers unlimited non-powered tent and trailer camping and also has a limited number of powered sites available on a first come and first served basis. Individuals interested in camping at Métis Crossing are asked to contact Leon at 780-656-2229 or metiscrossing@metis.org, or complete the below webform indicating their camping preference.

Camp Registration Form

Your Name (required):

Your Email (required):

Your Phone Number:

For which date(s) will you require your site? Please check all that apply (required):
Thursday, August 4thFriday, August 5thSaturday, August 6thSunday, August 7th

How many campers will be staying at your site? Please list name of each camper (one per line, required):

Please include any additional comments here (optional):

Option #2: Hotels

Hotels in the Town of Smoky Lake are booked, however, attendees have the option to stay in hotels in the neighboring communities of Lamont and Redwater.

Hotels/Motels Near Métis Crossing

  Hotels Rates
Lamont Heartland Hotel
5702 – 47 Avenue,
Lamont, AB, T0B 2R0
$139.95 per night.
  Lamont Hotel
4815 51 St
Lamont, AB
 
  Archie’s Motel
5008 49 Ave
Lamont, AB
 
Redwater Paradise Inn & Suites
5323 48 Ave
Redwater, AB, T0A 2W0
$99.00 per night
  Best Western
4710 58 St
Redwater, AB, T0A 2W0
$125.00 per night
  Red Rest Motel
5311 48 Ave
Redwater, AB T0A 2W0
 

 

Please contact Leon if you seek additional information regarding accommodations for the 88th Annual General Assembly at 780-656-2229 or metiscrossing@metis.org.