About the Otipemisiwak Métis Government

Since 1928, the Otipemisiwak Métis Government has governed the Métis within Alberta.

In 1928, Alberta Métis began organized to advance Métis self-determination and self-government in the province, leading to the creation of the Métis Nation of Alberta. In November 2022, Métis citizens overwhelmingly ratified a constitution to establish the Otipemisiwak Métis Government. In September 2023, the first election under the Otipemisiwak Métis Government Constitution was held. The Otipemisiwak Métis Government is now the government of the Métis Nation within Alberta and is recognized as such by the Government of Canada through a self-government agreement signed between the parties in 2023.

Mission & Values

We believe in:

  • The National definition of Métis
  • Continuing to build our foundation for future generations
  • Fairness and respect for all people
  • The need to work in unity and harmony
  • Métis participation in building our Nation
  • Encouraging and assisting Métis people to achieve their goals
  • Honesty, integrity, and professionalism
  • Achieving recognized self-government
  • Our Métis rights as recognized and affirmed in Section 35 of the Constitution Act (1982)

Read our full mission statement


The Métis Nation of Alberta is always growing. See a list of all current opportunities with us and our affiliated organizations.

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