Métis Land: Rights & Scrip Conference
Registration for this event is full; however, we will be live streaming it through Facebook.
February 8 – 9, 2019
Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta
After Confederation in 1867, Louis Riel and the Métis Provisional Government negotiated for rights to their homeland. As a result, Canada promised land to the “Half-breeds.” This promise was poorly executed and many Métis families lost their land.
Scrip had a devastating effect on the Métis Nation. It stripped Métis of their land and tore apart communities.
In 2017 the Métis Nation of Alberta signed a framework agreement with the Government of Canada. This agreement establishes a process to address the sorry legacy of Métis scrip.
Come learn how scrip impacted Métis in Alberta and what Canada is doing about it now.
Presentations & Panels:
- Keynote: Métis Scrip 101 with Dr. Frank Tough
- Edmonton River Lots
- Future of Métis Land Claims in Alberta
- Sharing Circle with Métis Knowledge Holders & Scrip experts
- Hirsekorn Case
Click here for the full conference program: Scrip Conference Program *Please note: Harry Slade’s Presentation will now be taking place from 9:15 am, and Zachary Davis’ presentation will now be taking place at 11:00 am on Day 2*