Métis Judiciary Council

Judiciary Council

The Métis Judiciary Council is comprised of six Lifetime members, one from each of the six Regions chosen by the Regional Council. Effective September 2014, members of the Council will serve a four-year term.

In order to be chosen as a member of the Judiciary Council, the individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Métis Lifetime member;
  • Must be a minimum of twenty-five (25) years old; and
  • Must not have been convicted of an indictable offence in Canada.

As outlined in the Métis Nation of Alberta Bylaws, the Métis Judiciary Council holds the authority to:

  • Review and decide all matters of membership where there is a dispute;
  • Review and decide all matters respecting the Métis Nation of Alberta Association Election Bylaws where there is a dispute;
  • Review and decide all matters concerning the suspension of rights of any Métis member and the reinstatement thereof;
  • Review and decide all matters concerning conflict of interest;
  • Recommend changes of boundaries for Regions and Local Communities to the Annual General Assembly;
  • Decide whether a member of the Provincial, Regional or Local Council shall remain in office in the event of a conviction of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada;
  • Provide to the Provincial, Regional and Local Councils or a Métis member in good standing a written opinion on any question put to the Judiciary Council;
  • Undertake reviews as directed by the Provincial, Regional or Local Council; and
  • Initially establish rules and procedures to the Métis Judiciary Council which will be valid until the date of the next Annual General Assembly. It will then be the responsibility of the Annual Assembly to establish rules and Procedures for the Council.

For more information about the Métis Judiciary Council and it’s authority/role in the Métis Nation, please review the documents below:

Or, contact the Métis Judiciary Council:

Métis Judiciary Council
Box 62103
Edmonton, AB
T5M 4B5
Tel: (780) 413-8436