Métis Harvesting Rights Update – November 2018
With the 2018 hunting season upon us, we want to share the progress of our Harvesting Agreement negotiations with the Government of Alberta (GoA). While we have had some positive dialogue with GoA, we are still negotiating some final details prior to accepting the terms of the agreement.
We assure all current and prospective MNA harvesters we are doing everything we can to secure a policy that will be beneficial to our citizens now and for the future.
Over the past year, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has been collaborating with the Government of Alberta (GoA) on Métis harvesting rights.
As part of this collaborative work, the MNA hosted a series of engagement sessions across Alberta.
We had over 800 attendees and received 757 paper and online surveys.
With this feedback, we are negotiating a new Métis harvesting policy with the Alberta government. Our findings have been submitted to the GoA Cabinet, and we expect a decision by the end of July, 2018.
What We Heard
When engagement sessions wrapped up, we compiled a What We Heard report summarizing feedback into key themes.
Click here to read the full What We Heard report.
Click here for a printable copy of the What We Heard Report
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the Government of Alberta (GoA) are jointly reviewing the existing Métis Harvesting in Alberta policy (the policy). The policy was put into place by the GoA unilaterally in 2007 to replace the Interim Métis Harvesting Agreement, and updated it in 2010. Now, the GoA and the MNA have agreed to collaborate in reviewing this policy in order to facilitate recognition for Métis rights in Alberta, uphold the honour of the Crown, and advance reconciliation.
For further information, please see the GoA-MNA working document: A Way Forward: Métis Harvesting in Alberta. This document details the collaborative work the GoA and the MNA are undertaking with respect to Métis harvesting.
For more information:
Should you require more information you may contact our harvesting manager:
Tel: 780-455-2200 Ext. 436