Self-Government

We, the Métis Nation, are Otipemisiwak—the people who own ourselves. We have an inherent right to self-determination and self-government. For too long, Canada’s colonial policies denied this right. We were pushed to the margins in our own homeland. Now, by governing ourselves, we can determine our own future and build a strong Métis Nation based on Métis rights.

To learn more about our historic fight for self-government and the current negotiations with Canada, visit our Self-Government Website.

After signing landmark agreements with Canada and the Province of Alberta, the MNA launched a multi-phased approach to engagement on self-government with citizens at the 2018 Youth and Seniors Symposium in Edmonton. The next phases occurred throughout February and March 2018, when the MNA held engagement events across the province. Findings from these sessions were reported at the 90th Annual General Assembly in August 2018.

You can find more information on the MNA’s citizen engagement approach in the Self-Government Citizen Engagement: Report to the Annual General Assembly (August 2018).