Métis Nation of Alberta sign landmark agreement on self-government

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July 5, 2019 Update: We’ve added the information below to our Self-Governance page. Click here for more information, plus an OpEd from President Poitras

June 27, 2019

Today, after over 90 years of perseverance and struggle, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) signed the first ever self-government agreement between the Government of Canada and a Métis government.

Click the links below to find the media release, unsigned agreement, FAQ, and to watch the signing ceremony video.

Métis Nation of Alberta and Canada sign historic agreement in Ottawa (Press Release)

Self-Government Agreement (Unsigned)

Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement FAQ

Click here to watch the full video of the signing ceremony.

From left to right: Dan Cardinal, MNA Vice-President, Aaron Barner, MNA Senior Executive Officer, Audrey Poitras, MNA President, and The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Crown-Indigenous Affairs sign the first ever self-government agreement between the Government of Canada and a Métis government.