Archive for August, 2016

Region 1 Traditional Land Use Open House Invitation

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Métis Nation of Alberta invites you to a Region 1 open house to discuss the Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Line Project.

BCMInns – 14068 Stanley Dr.,
Lac La Biche
Tuesday, August. 23
@ 5:00 pm
Sawridge Inn – 530 MacKenzie Blvd.,
Fort McMurray
Thursday, August. 25
@ 5:00 pm

In December of 2014 a contract was awarded to Alberta PowerLine L.P. for a 500-kV Transmission Line Project. The proposed transmission line will run 100km from a new substation in the Thickwoods area (approx. 25km west of Fort McMurray) to the Livock substation located in the Wabasca area. From there it will run 400km to the Sunnybrook substation in the Wabamun area.

The MNA is hosting two open house events for Region 1 members to discuss the proposed Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Line project. APL has been consulting with Métis locals in Region 1 and wishes to speak with MNA members of the region not associated with a Local regarding any specific areas of concern and potential impacts they may have with the project. Each open house will begin with a meal at 5pm followed by presentations and a discussion period at 6pm.

Please RSVP your attendance by email to tpeters@metis.org or by phone to 780-455-2200 Ext. 206

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Full Statement of Principles on Crown Consultation and Accommodation with Métis in Alberta

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The Statement of Principles on Crown Consultation and Accommodation with Métis in Alberta (“Statement of Principles”) was unanimously adopted by the 88th Annual General Assembly on August 6th and 7th, 2016.

The Statement of Principles was developed over a period of 6 months by the MNA Consultation Policy Technical Working Group (“TWG”), the members of which are volunteers appointed to represent each of the MNA’s 6 Regions. Karen Collins and Bev New, the MNA’s Provincial Council Ministers of Métis Rights and Accommodation, were also active participants in the TWG’s work.

The Statement of Principles is not meant to be an enforceable document that establishes the consultation process. Rather, it is meant to guide further work that must now be done to develop an enforceable consultation process to which the MNA’s Provincial, Regional, and Local Councils can consent.

CLICK HERE to download the full Statement of Principles on Crown Consultation and Accommodation with Métis in Alberta document. For more information, please contact Tyler Fetch at tfetch@metis.org or 780-455-2200 Ext. 325.

Office Closure

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Please note that the Edmonton MNA Provincial Office will be closed from Friday, August 5th until Monday, August 8th to accommodate activities pertaining to the 88th Annual General Assembly. Thank you.