Welcome to the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Department of Health webpage. I am delighted you have found your way here.

The MNA Department of Health is a small department located at the MNA Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, Alberta (Region 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta).

Our team is dedicated to identifying and sharing the unique health experiences of Métis Albertans. This translates to advocacy, policy, program, and service development focusing on the strength and resiliency of our community. Our work recognizes key concepts of cultural safety and the traumas associated with historic and ongoing colonialization. We strive to ensure the voice of Métis Albertans is present in all MNA health-related initiatives.

The MNA Department of Health is structured around two core pillars:

  • Community Wellness
  • Health Research

Through these core pillars we provide opportunities that integrate the needs, values, and beliefs of Métis Albertans into our research, education, policies, and programs. We apply Métis knowledge to our approaches and define health, well-being, and success based on community definitions.

Frequent visits to the MNA Department of Health webpage will give you an opportunity to learn more about Métis health, upcoming events, programs, and resources. Once again, I welcome you.

Maarsii (Thank you),

Reagan Bartel
Director of Health, Métis Nation of Alberta


What is Health?

Click here for more information on what health is and what that means for Métis Albertans.


What Do We Do?

Click here for more information on what we do as the Department of Health.


Community Wellness

Click here to learn more about the programs and services we offer.


Health Research

Click here to learn more about our current research projects.


External Supports

Click here for trusted supports that can help you on your health and wellness journeys.


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Click here for more information on COVID-19, the vaccines, and our response.


Contact Us!

For more information about the MNA’s health initiatives, or if you require any assistance, please contact the MNA Provincial Office at
780-455-2200, toll-free 1-800-252-7553, or health@metis.org


“The Métis Nation of Alberta has always pursued the mandate, “A strong Métis Nation embracing Métis rights.” We cannot realize this vision without ensuring the cultural, emotional, and physical well-being of all Métis people within Alberta. The MNA Department of Health centers its work around Métis knowledge, experiences, strengths, and challenges so our unique health experiences translate directly into solutions. This ensures that our Nation has the tools to advocate for safe and equitable health care options for Métis Albertans. The inclusion of Métis stories and experiences within health and social service spaces is one more way that we exercise our right to self-determination.” – MNA President Audrey Poitras