Métis Rights and Accommodation

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Provincial Office has created a Métis Rights and Accommodation Department to ensure that the Métis community, represented by the MNA, is informed about proposed resource development projects and is included in government and industry’s consultation processes.

If you are interested in learning more about working with the Métis in Alberta please contact the Métis Rights and Accommodation Department.

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MNA Consultation Policy Technical Working Group

Over the past few months, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has undertaken the first critical steps toward the development of a Métis Nation Consultation Framework that will inform the Government of Alberta (GoA) Métis consultation policy. To assist in this process, a Technical Working Group (TWG) was formed following recommendations received during the initial consultation workshops involving MNA provincial, regional and local leadership. Co-Ministers of Métis Rights and Accommodation Bev New and Karen Collins (KC) sit as ex-officio members.

The TWG is a committee of technicians whose appointment is determined by the Region(s) and includes up to two (2) representatives from each region.

TWG Membership:

  • Region 1 : Eddison Lee Johnson
  • Region 2: Annette Ozirny  and Carmen Wells
  • Region 3: Kirk Poitras
  • Region 4: Kelsey Bradburn and Cliff Supernault
  • Region 5: Emma New
  • Region 6: Walter Andreeff and Ken Browning

TWG Objectives:

  1. Develop a framework for a Government of Alberta (GoA) Métis consultation policy as well as the documents required for its implementation (i.e. guidelines, ministerial order, proponent guide);
  2. Review and prepare suggested revisions to the MNA’s consultation policy as needed;
  3. Develop additional internal MNA documents to support the implementation of the GoA and MNA’s consultation policies as needed (i.e. regional protocol agreements).

The TWG is in the process of developing an MNA consultation principles paper that will be presented to the MNA membership at the 2016 Annual General Assembly (AGA) at Métis Crossing. This paper will serve as the guiding document for the MNA negotiations with the GoA in developing a non-Settlement Métis Consultation policy.

This is an exciting time for Métis Albertans. A GoA Métis consultation policy would mandate consultation between government and industry proponents and Métis citizens. A consultation policy would offer Métis communities’ greater agency by offering increased input into government and industry projects.

 

For more information please contact:

Bruce Gladue
Director of Métis Rights and Accommodation
Tel: (780) 455-2200 ext. 218
Email: bgladue@metis.org