Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Exploring Indigenous Group: "Métis"

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February 19, 2024


Louis Riel portrait updated to recognize Métis leader as first premier of Manitoba

Updated plaque for Louis Riel portrait unveiled WINNIPEG – A portrait of Louis Riel hanging in the provincial legislature now recognizes the Métis leader as Manitoba’s first premier.  The Toronto Star: The Canadian Press – WINNIPEG – A portrait of Louis Riel hanging in the provincial legislature now recognizes the Métis leader as Manitoba’s first...

February 6, 2024


Métis National Council Commends Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee’s Adoption of Bill C-53

NationTalk: Yesterday, the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee (INAN) confirmed adoption of Bill C-53, the Recognition of Certain Métis Governments in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan and Métis Self-Government Act. The Métis National Council supports this decision and looks forward to swift passage of the bill in the House of Commons. As part of the INAN...

February 6, 2024


Celebrating Louis Riel

New bill recognizing Riel sets the stage for annual Louis Riel Day celebration  NationTalk: UM Today News– This year’s Louis Riel Day marks the first celebration since the introduction of a bill to recognize Riel as Manitoba’s honorary first premier. UM Today spoke with three members of the Métis community at the University of Manitoba about the significance...

February 6, 2024


Métis Nations, federal ministers sit for a bilateral mechanism meeting to hash out relationship, priorities

“The co-development principles are so incredibly important because it creates an understanding of how we want the relationship between Canada and the Métis Nation to look.” —Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree. Updated Feb. 6 with clarification on the co-development principles. Windspeaker.com: Legislation...

February 1, 2024


Métis Nation Leaders and Cabinet Ministers agree to co-development principles and advance shared priorities to make life better for Métis

NationTalk: Ottawa: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Leadership from across the Métis Nation met with federal Cabinet Ministers on January 31 in Ottawa to drive progress on shared priorities, including economic development, education, health, justice, and policing. These are priority areas under the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, which was signed in 2017, and has...

February 1, 2024


Chair of Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projects issues statement

NationTalk: Privy Council Office, Ottawa, Ontario – Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, and Chair of the Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projects, issued the following statement: “An efficient and effective review process for clean energy, critical minerals, transportation and other major projects is essential. It keeps...

January 18, 2024


Empowering and supporting communities

NationTalk: Alberta’s government has launched two new grant programs to support community-driven diversity, inclusivity and anti-racism initiatives. In December 2023, the government separated the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant program into two new programs, an Ethnocultural Grant program and an Anti-Racism Grant program. The separation follows advice from the Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council and will better...

January 16, 2024


Wab Kinew and the rocky political road to becoming the first Anishinaabe premier of a province in Canada

APTN News: Right out of the gate, Wab Kinew was seen as a rising star and a potential future leader of the Manitoba NDP. But before even being elected, there were tough questions about his past. In 2016, Kinew, a former rapper and broadcaster, was running for the NDP in Winnipeg’s Fort Rouge riding. He...

January 6, 2024


Statement by Minister Anandasangaree, Minister Vandal and Minister Hajdu on the Eighth Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

Originally posted on Dec. 18, 2023 Statement NationTalk: Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Algonquin Traditional Territory – December 15, 2023 – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement to...

December 14, 2023


Yukon’s new chief justice on Indigenous representation and reconciliation in the justice system

Leonard Marchand, named chief justice of Court of Appeal, is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band CBC Indigenous: The Yukon Court of Appeal has a new chief justice.  Leonard Marchand, who is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, was appointed to the role last week.  Marchand was also appointed...

December 11, 2023


Human Rights Day: Saskatchewan Named Co-Chair of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Human Rights Conference

2025 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting Will Take Place in Saskatchewan NationTalk: Saskatchewan will co-chair the Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights (CCOHR) and Senior Officials Committee Responsible for Human Rights (SOCHR) conference in 2025. “I was honoured that Saskatchewan was selected by a majority of fellow provincial-territorial colleagues to co-chair this important conference with the federal...

December 7, 2023


New Premier elected in the Northwest Territories

Hay River’s RJ Simpson will be the new Northwest Territories premier  APTN News: It is a big day in politics North of 60. Newly elected members of the Northwest Territories legislature have chosen their next premier. R.J. Simpson, who is Métis, is the legislature member for Hay River North, won on the second round of...

December 7, 2023


Revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Effective January 1, 2024

NationTalk: Starting January 1, 2024, the Government of Saskatchewan’s revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF) will come into effect. “The changes made to the CPF were built on the key themes we heard during our engagement process in the fall and winter of 2022,”Government Relations Minister and Minister Responsible for First Nations,...

December 7, 2023


FNLC Supports BC’s Release of Distinctions-Based Approach Primer and Clarification of BC’s Position on Métis Rights

FNLC Supports BC’s Release of Distinctions-Based Approach Primer and Clarification of BC’s Position on Métis Rights First Peoples Law Report: (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) supports the Province of British Columbia’s (BC) release of its long-overdue Distinctions-Based Approach Primer (Primer) and applauds BC for clarifying its position on Métis...

November 23, 2023


Louis Riel is about to be declared the first premier of Manitoba 

Current Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew sets in motion a law to right a 153-year-old wrong. The newly elected NDP government of Wab Kinew introduced the Louis Riel Act, a bill that will see the Métis leader given the title of the Honourary First Premier of Manitoba. “It fills me with a great sense of humility to...

November 20, 2023


Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

November 18, 2023


Indigenous leaders hopeful as Manitoba Premier Kinew takes on reconciliation portfolio

‘It’s very uplifting to be able to hear a premier actually appoint himself to this position’: AMC grand chief CBC Indigenous: The Canadian Press – When Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew took the unconventional move of appointing himself the minister responsible for Indigenous reconciliation, he did so with the intent of strengthening the relationship between the...

November 16, 2023


Leaders honour legacy of Louis Riel on 138th anniversary of his death

Riel commemorated at gravesite in St. Boniface ceremony marking Métis leaders’ impact CBC Indigenous: Federal, provincial, municipal and Métis leaders honoured Louis Riel at a ceremony at his gravesite in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface neighbourhood on Thursday, the 138th anniversary of his death.  Riel, 41, was executed by hanging in a public gallows on Nov. 16, 1885, at...

November 16, 2023


Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day

NationTalk: Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “Today, people across Canada come together to honour and celebrate the legacy of Louis Riel, the great Métis leader and founder of Manitoba. “Louis Riel’s contributions to our country cannot be overstated. His passionate advocacy for the Métis...

November 14, 2023


Celebrate Métis culture and history: Minister Wilson

Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement to recognize Métis Week, Nov. 12-18: NationTalk: “Métis Week is a time to celebrate and learn about the distinct history, culture, traditions and contributions of Métis people in Alberta. The proud legacy of the Métis is an important thread in our province’s history. Long before...

October 31, 2023


$300K safety pilot program based on Bear Clan Patrol coming to downtown Whitehorse

The Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Alexander street. (File) Photo: Sara Connors/APTN News  APTN News: Yukon government is investing around $300,000 into a new mobile safety pilot project for Whitehorse’s downtown core. The pilot, which will be operated by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), aims to address downtown safety concerns after a popular bakery announced...

October 31, 2023


NDP government allows Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations again

Premier Wab Kinew’s cabinet rescinds PC restriction on Crown corporation’s negotiations CBC Indigenous: Manitoba’s NDP government is once again allowing Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations. Premier Wab Kinew said Tuesday his cabinet has rescinded a Progressive Conservative order that prevented the Crown corporation from engaging in talks with First Nations, Métis and...

October 26, 2023


Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew Releases First Set of Ministerial Mandate Letters

NationTalk: Today, Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew released four mandate letters that were provided to newly sworn-in members of the executive council, outlining the immediate priorities and key commitments of their ministries. “Manitobans have entrusted us to begin the work of fixing health care,” said Kinew. “A challenge this significant must be shared across several departments....

October 18, 2023


Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and New Government Sworn In

NationTalk: New Cabinet Commits to Building a Shared Future for All Manitobans TREATY 1 AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, HOMELAND OF THE RED RIVER MÉTIS, WINNIPEG—In a colourful and tradition-filled ceremony honouring the seven Indigenous nations in Manitoba, Premier Wab Kinew was sworn in today as premier of Manitoba, alongside the 14 other members of his cabinet....

October 15, 2023


Louis Riel to receive honorary title as Manitoba’s 1st premier, Wab Kinew promises

Move ‘sets the foundation for the healing to start’ for Métis nation, says MMF president CBC Indigenous: Métis leader Louis Riel will be formally recognized as Manitoba’s honorary first premier in one of the incoming provincial government’s initial acts in office, Premier-designate Wab Kinew announced on Saturday. “This fall, when our team returns to the Manitoba legislature, one...

October 5, 2023


What Wab Kinew’s victory in Manitoba means for the rest of Canada: ‘One party united the vote and the other party divided’

The tasks facing Manitoba’s next premier will test a politician who ran a campaign deliberately targeting all voters as he navigates fraught and looming issues in his province. Toronto Star: Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew delivers his victory speech and wishes his mother, Kathi Avery Kinew, a happy birthday, after winning the Manitoba Provincial election...

September 15, 2023


Métis Nation of Ontario commemorates 20th anniversary of landmark Powley Decision

NationTalk: OTTAWA, ON  – September 19, 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Powley Decision, a pivotal moment in Canadian legal history for the Métis Nation. In 2003, the unanimous Supreme Court ruling in R v. Powley cemented a watershed victory for Métis rights recognition. In honour of this historic milestone, the Métis Nation of...

September 13, 2023


Government of Canada honours Indigenous soldiers in the Netherlands

NationTalk: Veterans Affairs Canada – The full story of Canada’s long military history includes many contributions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. They sacrificed so much to safeguard our peace and freedom—we owe it to them to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, a group of Canadian, Indigenous and Dutch...

September 6, 2023


Deb Haaland, first Indigenous member of U.S. cabinet, meets counterparts in Ottawa

Haaland on Jan. 20 at the Capitol building in Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Photo: Twitter  APTN News: The Canadian Press – The first-ever Indigenous member of the U.S. cabinet is in Canada to talk about how best to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis Inuit communities across the continent. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a...

September 5, 2023


Robinson Huron Waawiidamaagewin gathering full of teachings, activities

Robinson Huron Treaty Chiefs gathered in Sudbury, Ont., with federal and provincial governments on June 17. – Photo by Marci Becking NationTalk: AnishinabekNews.ca:G ARDEN RIVER — A Treaty Renewal Ceremony is being held on Sept. 9 at the GFL Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the Robinson Huron Treaty 1850 Gathering. Held...

August 4, 2023


Manitoba Métis, Hydro reaffirm partnership with new 50-year, $120M deal

Revitalization Agreement signed years after province cancelled two arrangements between parties CBC News: A new multimillion-dollar agreement spanning half a century has been reached between the Manitoba Métis Federation and Manitoba Hydro. “It’s a really solid agreement,” MMF president David Chartrand told CBC on Thursday.  “It’s years in the making, and it puts us in...

July 31, 2023


Mandate letter directs more cross-ministry collaboration for Indigenous Relations minister

Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson  Windspeaker.com: Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson will be getting help from a newly appointed parliamentary secretary to meet the tasks on his agenda, including climate and health items, as outlined in his most recent mandate letter from Alberta Premier Danielle Smith. “That’s going to help me out a lot to...

July 27, 2023


Sixty-eight organizations receive grants to help shape anti-racism legislation

NationTalk: VICTORIA – Racialized people can now share their perspectives in culturally safe spaces as 68 organizations across B.C. receive more than $300,000 to engage community members on the development of new anti-racism legislation. “Too many people in B.C. experience systemic racism every day,” said Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “Part of how we...

July 17, 2023


Work to replace Indian Act is ongoing, feds say

Process being done in consultation with Indigenous people By Richard Hutton Niagara This Week – Welland NationTalk: Niagarathisweek.com: Calls for the Indian Act to be repealed and replaced are not new, but the big issue is how to go about it, a spokesperson for Indigenous Services Canada says. “There is no clear consensus on a way forward...

June 28, 2023


Review Committee Established to Investigate Deaths in Custody

NationTalk: The Province has established a standing committee to investigate deaths of people in the custody of provincial correctional services. The Deaths-in-Custody Review Committee will examine the facts and circumstances leading up to a death and make recommendations to the Justice Minister to help prevent similar deaths in the future. It will examine two recent...

June 22, 2023


An important step in upholding the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada

NationTalk: Department of Justice Canada – June 21, 2023: The implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UN Declaration Act) will build a better, more equitable future for both Canada and Indigenous peoples. Together with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, we are moving forward and honoring nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and...

June 21, 2023


Proposed legislation would grant Métis self-governing status, power to negotiate with Ottawa

The Globe and Mail: The federal government has introduced legislation that would grant self-governing status to three provincial Métis groups, over objections from First Nations. Bill C-53, recognizes the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and Métis Nation–Saskatchewan as governments representing Métis in their respective provinces. It would enshrine federal agreements...

June 19, 2023


Saskatchewan Participates in Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting on Human Rights

NationTalk: This week, Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre is joining with the provincial and territorial ministers of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon, and federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, at the meeting of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Human Rights in Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by...

June 13, 2023


National Indigenous History Month: Minister Wilson

NationTalk: Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on National Indigenous History Month: “National Indigenous History Month is an important time of year to learn about the historic contributions and achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. The Alberta government continues to recognize their strength and resilience. “Indigenous Peoples in Alberta have historically...

June 12, 2023


Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

NationTalk: Department of Justice Canada – The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the...

June 4, 2023


About 4,000 Manitoba Métis Federation citizens vote yes on modern treaty with the Crown

Treaty is 153 years in the making, shows the persistence of the Métis: MMF president CBC News: An estimated 4,000 people voted unanimously in favour of a treaty between the Manitoba Métis Federation and the Crown at an assembly on Saturday. Voting took place at an assembly at Assiniboia Downs, online and from eight satellite locations,...

June 1, 2023


Métis leaders want introduction, passage of self government legislation this spring

APTN News: Canadian Press – Metis leaders urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government on Thursday to speed up its plans to introduce and pass self-government legislation before Parliament breaks for summer. The leaders met in Ottawa as part of a summit between the Metis National Council and several government ministers. The council is comprised of...

May 26, 2023


Manitoba Government Announces New Civilian Director of Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba

NationTalk: The Manitoba government is announcing the appointment of Roxanne Gagné to the role of civilian director of the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) effective July 1, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “A civilian-led investigation unit is a cornerstone of the Police Services Act and the IIU plays an important part in reinforcing the confidence...

May 23, 2023


Political party platforms show various degrees of commitment to Indigenous peoples in Alberta

WindSpeaker: The race to form Alberta’s next provincial government is contentious and neck-and-neck between the incumbent United Conservative Party (UCP) and the New Democratic Party (NDP). As the days to next Monday’s election count down, there is one thing the two party leaders agree on— the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC). During the May 18...

May 17, 2023


Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

May 7, 2023


Trudeau says Charles is ‘deeply aligned’ with Canadian priorities on environment, reconciliation

Canadian envoy in London says ‘serious discussion’ underway about potential royal visit CBC News: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he think Canada’s new head of state is aligned with the priorities of many Canadians on issues like the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous people. Trudeau and a group of other Canadians — including Gov. Gen. Mary...

May 4, 2023


National Indigenous leaders hope to renew relationship with Crown after meeting King Charles

Meeting was arranged by Canada’s first Indigenous governor general ahead of Charles III’s coronation CBC News: National Indigenous leaders say their historic meeting with King Charles on Thursday, two days before his coronation, marks the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples. This was the first time a...

April 20, 2023


Funding helps 60 organizations build anti-racist communities

NationTalk: VICTORIA – More people will have better access to the tools and resources needed to address racism and build more inclusive communities, as 60 organizations receive support through the B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grants program. “Discrimination and racism are real, and too many people in this province continue to be victimized by hate,” said...

April 19, 2023


$92.4 Million for First Nation and Métis Communities through Gaming Payments

NationTalk: The 2023-24 provincial budget sees a continued investment in First Nation and Métis communities across Saskatchewan. This budget sets out targeted investments to support First Nation and Métis services and initiatives, including a record-setting $92.4 million in gaming payments, thanks to the estimated casino profits, as well as the estimated new online gaming profits,...

April 11, 2023


Taking the lead on new nation-building projects

NationTalk: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint economic corridor projects to boost trade and economic growth. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will foster the development of new economic corridors across the three provinces. This groundbreaking partnership aims to bolster...

April 9, 2023


Budget 2023: Advancing Reconciliation

Budget 2023 commits $4,096M to Indigenous Nations as follows: Budget Item (Millions) 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2027-28 2028-29 Total Self-Determination and prosperity for Indigenous People 0 111 22 21 10 10 $173 Investing in Indigenous Communities Indigenous Health Priorities $0 $534 $76 $76 $70 $70 $827M MMIWG National Action Plan $2 $21 $31 $28 $21...

April 4, 2023


Governor General wants leaders to meet King

Toronto Star: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon wants Indigenous leaders to meet with King Charles to reset their relationship with the Crown, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said Monday. Speaking to chiefs gathered in Ottawa, RoseAnne Archibald said she meets frequently with Simon, who is the first Indigenous person to hold the...

March 8, 2023


Métis National Council at crossroads as it marks 40-year anniversary

MNC was born to advocate for Métis federally following patriation of the Canadian Constitution CBC News: Forty years ago in Regina, on the eve of a high-stakes constitutional conference on Indigenous rights, the Métis decided to go it alone. Three Métis associations from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the largest in the country, decided to ditch...

February 24, 2023


Canada and Métis Nation of Ontario sign updated Métis self-government agreement

NationTalk: Today, Canada and the Métis Nation of Ontario announced that the parties have signed a Métis Government Recognition and Self Government Implementation Agreement (the “Agreement”).  This Agreement builds on a self-government agreement previously signed in 2019 and formal negotiations between the parties that began in 2017. Upon signing this Agreement, Canada officially recognizes that...

February 24, 2023


Crown Indigenous Relations signs self-government with three Métis Nations

President of the Métis Nation of Alberta and Minister Marc Miller sign agreement in Edmonton APTN News: Three Métis nations, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario signed self-governance deals with the federal government on Friday. These agreements officially recognize these nations’ right to self-governance. This is formal recognition from the federal government for Metis elections and citizenship...

January 4, 2023


Increased funding for Human Rights Tribunal will make justice more accessible

NationTalk: VICTORIA – People bringing forward human rights claims will have better access to justice through increased funding for the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the Community Legal Assistance Society. “Nobody should be forced to live with intolerance and bigotry – that’s why our government has prioritized supporting people and communities in fighting racism and...

December 21, 2022


Manitoba Government Launches EngageMB Survey to Inform New Water Action Plan

NationTalk: Manitobans Invited To Help Shape Water Strategy Action Plan: Wharton The Manitoba government is announcing the launch of online public engagement to seek input for the first water strategy action plan under the new water management strategy, Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We’re inviting all Manitobans to provide feedback and...

December 16, 2022


Canada continues to support Indigenous groups across the country to advance self-determination and rebuild their nations

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: As part of Canada’s work to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples, the Government will support Indigenous groups working to rebuild their nations or Inuit communities—in a manner that responds to their unique needs and priorities. This was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and is...

December 14, 2022


Leaders of the Métis National Council and Governing Members and Cabinet Ministers Meet and Reconfirm Commitment to the Canada-Métis Nation Accord

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: — Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Traditional Territory of the Algonquin  Anishinaabeg Nation Leaders from the Métis National Council and Governing Members met with federal cabinet Ministers to advance work on implementing joint priorities as outlined in the Canada Métis-Nation Accord. Together, Métis Nation leaders and Ministers discussed shared priorities, including:...

December 13, 2022


Metis National Council & Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding

NationTalk: Today, Senior Officials of the Métis National Council, its Governing Members and Patrick Boucher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for First Nations and Inuit Health within Indigenous Services Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Métis health and wellness. The Memorandum of Understanding will set the stage for and guide the development of a Sub-Accord...

December 13, 2022


Access to Information review’s final report including “What we Heard report on Indigenous Consultations

Treasury Board of Canada: Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, tabled the Government’s report on the Access to Information Review in Parliament: “Access to information (ATI) is essential for our democracy and must reflect all citizen’s expectations for accessible, timely and trustworthy information. Given the importance of this review, the Government...

December 9, 2022


Minister Wilkinson Releases Canada’s $3.8-billion Critical Minerals Strategy to Seize Generational Opportunity for Clean, Inclusive Growth

Natural Resources Canada: Critical minerals are not just the building blocks of clean technology like solar panels and electric vehicle batteries – they are a key ingredient for creating middle class jobs and growing a strong, globally competitive Canadian economy. The move toward a global net-zero economy is generating a significant increase in demand for...

November 18, 2022


David Eby sworn in as premier at Musqueam Community Centre as a sign of reconciliation

VICTORIA – Today, David Eby was sworn in as B.C.’s 37th premier while surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and community members from throughout British Columbia. In a ceremony held in the Musqueam Community Centre, Eby made a commitment to tackle the challenges people are facing, while making meaningful improvements in the lives of British Columbians....

November 16, 2022


Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “Today, we join the Métis People and Canadians across the country to commemorate the life of Louis Riel. The great Métis leader and founder of Manitoba was a defender of Métis rights, protector of their land, and advocate for the distinct...

November 13, 2022


Working with Indigenous leaders to improve public safety

Reconciliation is a priority for Alberta’s government. The advisory committee was created after listening to and working with Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. As partners in reconciliation, Alberta’s government will continue having these conversations to find the best ways forward to a better future. The new committee will play a central role in providing advice and...

October 27, 2022


MPs back motion calling on government to recognize residential schools program as genocide

A motion from NDP MP Leah Gazan passed with unanimous consent CBC: Members of Parliament gave unanimous consent Thursday in favour of a motion calling on the federal government to recognize Canada’s residential schools as genocide. Leah Gazan, the NDP member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, introduced the motion following Question Period Thursday afternoon. Gazan brought forward a similar motion in...

September 28, 2022


Ministers Honour Joyce Echaquan and Re-Affirm Commitment to Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Canada’s Health Systems

Indigenous Services Canada: Ottawa, Ontario (September 28, 2022) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement today: “Health care is a human right, and should be free of racism and discrimination. But the systemic discrimination and racism...

September 28, 2022


Alberta provincial court releases Indigenous Justice Strategy

The Indigenous Justice Strategy aims to ensure Alberta judges and staff have a clear understanding of Indigenous history, heritage and laws, as well as establishing Indigenous cultural practices in court. But as Morgan Black explains, some critics say it’s a band-aid solution to a systemic issue. Global News (Canadian Press): Alberta’s provincial court has announced...

September 1, 2022


The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback on the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF)

The CPF was released in 2010 and presents the Government of Saskatchewan’s policy on consultation with First Nation and Métis communities. It includes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nation and Métis communities, proponents and other levels of government when there is a Duty to Consult. “The overarching goal of our...

August 26, 2022


Survivors’ Flag raising on Parliament Hill by residential school survivors, the National Centre of Truth and Reconciliation, and the Honourable Marc Miller

WINNIPEG — Residential school Survivors and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will be joined by the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations for the raising of the Survivors’ Flag on Parliament Hill. Once raised, the flag will fly for two years. Survivors, the NCTR and Minister Miller will make themselves available...

August 24, 2022


Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand sign Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement

Indigenous Services Canada: Wellington, New Zealand – Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement on the Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement signed by Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand: “Alongside an inspiring all-women Indigenous delegation, I am honoured to sign this Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement on behalf of the Government of Canada, which formalizes Canada...

July 18, 2022


Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations signs relationship agreement with Alberta

NationTalk: Alberta’s government has signed an agreement with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations to strengthen their relationship through partnership and a shared path forward. Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson attended the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Annual General Meeting on July 19 at the River Cree Resort...

July 8, 2022


British Columbia is investing $8.4 million to advance reconciliation in the community social services sector

“Non-profits promote connection and provide valuable community services across B.C., and they need to be available and accessible to all,” said Niki Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits. “Through this investment, we are increasing community social service providers’ capacity to offer culturally safe, inclusive, accessible social services to Indigenous people throughout British Columbia.”...

April 21, 2022


Directive on Litigation upholds Indigenous Rights

Directives on Civil Litigation involving Indigenous Peoples Ministry of BC Attorney-General: To better protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and as a step toward implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), the Province, in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, has developed a new approach to litigation. Regional Chief Terry Teegee,...

April 7, 2022


Budget 2022 invests $11B in Indigenous reconciliation initiatives

Budget 2022 proposes to invest $11 billion over six years to continue to support Indigenous children and families, and to help Indigenous communities continue to grow and shape the`ir futures through the following initiatives: Child Welfare: ($4,297M) $4.017B to support long-term reforms to improve implementation of Jordan’s principle $280M over 5 years to support implementation...

March 11, 2022


A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia

STS’AILES XA’XA TEMEXW – A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia will support Sts’ailes’ social, cultural, economic and environmental goals, and increase prosperity for people in the lower Fraser Valley. Sts’ailes Chief Ralph Leon shared in the Halq’emeylem language, “Ey swayel mekw’wat. Ey swayel tl’ó wáyél. Letstemot iyém te tset tl’ó wáyél....

December 14, 2021


2021 Fall Economic Statement

Government of Canada: This fiscal update includes a provision to settle the cases on harm to First Nation children currently before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and to invest in transforming the services offered to First Nation children and their families. We have provisioned $20 billion for compensation and $20 billion to improve the system...

December 10, 2021


Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report

Release of “Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report Pursuant to Section 10 of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Act, Statutes of Canada, Chapter 29, 2019”. The report covers the period between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and emphasizes that the government’s path to reconciliation is guided by the: Report of the...

July 6, 2021


Manitoba Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Agreement

An agreement with Canada recognizing the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) as the existing democratically elected government of the Manitoba Métis. This agreement ensures that the MMF will continue to provide responsible and accountable self-government. The Agreement signed by Minister Carolyn Bennett and Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand is Canada’s first Métis self- government agreement...

May 28, 2021


Métis Flag

Winnipeg’s City Council voted unanimously to fly the flags of three Indigenous Nations, including the national flag of Métis Nation, at City Hall. The flag, an infinity symbol on a field of blue, will join the civic, provincial and national flags at City Hall, facing Main Street. Flying the Nation’s flag also acknowledges the critical...

May 3, 2021


Indigenous Human Rights Strategy

The Alberta Human Rights Commission is seeking feedback on its new draft Indigenous Human Rights Strategy. The research shows that Indigenous people face disproportionate rates of racism, discrimination, and hate in their day-to-day lives, and they continue to experience disadvantages and injustices as a result of the lasting effects of Canada’s colonial legacy. Despite this,...

February 17, 2021


Métis Draft Constitution

MNA – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is consulting with its citizens on a draft Constitution that will modernize its approach to self-government. Following the signing of the historic Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement (MGRSA) in June 2019 with the Government of Canada, MNA embarked on a process leading to formal federal recognition...

February 5, 2021


AGM Vote on Self-Government

NationTalk – The highlight of the Annual General Meeting February 18-20, will be a historic vote on self-government. The highlights of the AGM will be the discussion and voting on nine resolutions focusing on issues such as Métis youth, citizenship, children in care, self-governance, Regional Governance Councils, community funding, by-elections including: Resolution 6: Self-Governance Declaration...

December 21, 2020


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2020

The first sections highlight new efforts the Manitoba government undertook between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, while the later sections identify the previously reported and ongoing activities. Manitoba took dozens of new actions between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, to address the legacy of the impact from residential schools including creating...

September 29, 2020


Premier apology to Indigenous and Blacks

CTV News – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized Tuesday to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province’s justice system, and said the government is committed to reform. McNeil said he is putting together a restorative justice team composed of members of Black and Indigenous communities, as well as members of...

March 9, 2020


Otipemisiwak, A Nat’l Conference on Métis Self-Government

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MN-S), and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) are coming together to host the first ever National Conference dedicated to conversations about Metis Self-Government in Canada. This two-day gathering will discuss the next steps on advancing Métis rights and self-government....

March 3, 2020


Otipemisiwak: A National Conference on Métis Self-Government

Métis governments from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario are gathering next week in Ottawa on March 9 and 10 for a first-of-its-kind conference on Métis self-government. The conference builds on the historic signings of the Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements (MGRSAs) in June 2019. The MGRSAs are the first agreements in Canada to recognize the...

March 3, 2020


Conference on Métis Self-Government

Métis governments from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario are gathering next week in Ottawa on March 9 and 10 for a first-of-its-kind conference on Métis self-government. The conference builds on the historic signings of the Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements (MGRSAs) in June 2019. The MGRSAs are the first agreements in Canada to recognize the...

March 3, 2020


Otipemisiwak: A National Conference on Métis Self-Government

Métis governments from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario are gathering next week in Ottawa on March 9 and 10 for a first-of-its-kind conference on Métis self-government. The conference builds on the historic signings of the Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements (MGRSAs) in June 2019. The MGRSAs are the first agreements in Canada to recognize the...

January 17, 2020


Métis Nations of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan Tri-Council Meetings

The Métis Governments of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan held a historic Tri-council meeting this week in Edmonton, Alberta from Jan. 14-16, 2020. This meeting marks the first time that their elected representatives have assembled together since signing Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements (MGRSA) with Canada in June 2019. The primary focus was on identifying...

January 14, 2020


Métis Governments of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan Tri-Council Meetings

The Métis Governments of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan – held a historic Tri-council meeting this week in Edmonton, Alberta from January 14 to 16, 2020. This meeting marks the first time their elected representatives have assembled together since signing Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements (MGRSA) with Canada in June 2019. the primary focus was on...

September 1, 2019


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2019

The first sections highlight new efforts the Manitoba government undertook between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, while the later sections identify the previously reported and ongoing activities. Each year, the Manitoba government implements and supports a number of initiatives that further reconciliation outside of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to...

August 19, 2019


State of the Nation Address

President Froh “State of the Nation Address” stressed the importance of the MNO-Canada-Ontario Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation that she described as “monumentally historic.” She stated that the MNO is fully prepared to keep advancing its mandate of self-determination and self-government on behalf of the rights of Metis people throughout Ontario. This she stated “is...

July 12, 2019


Métis National Heritage Centre

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the Government of Canada unveiled new funding ($3.4M from Government of Canada) for the construction of a Métis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg. The centre will be the first of its kind in Canada and will showcase the history of the Métis Nation, highlighting the rich heritage and contributions...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements

These agreements affirm the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. The agreements also set out next steps to formally recognize Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Alberta (and Métis Nation of Ontario and Métis Nation of Saskatchewan). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nations already has well-established province-wide...

June 27, 2019


Self-Government Agreement

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (and Métis Nation of BC and Métis Nation of Alberta). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan already has...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Ontario (also Metis Nations of Alberta and Saskatchewan). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Ontario already has well-established province-wide governance...

June 10, 2019


Canada – Métis Post-Secondary Sub-Accord

The Sub-Accord fulfills commitments outlined in the 2017 Canada-Métis Nation Accord and is a historic step in closing the post-secondary education attainment gap between Métis citizens and non-Indigenous Canadians. This Sub-Accord will establish new approaches aimed at improving the education outcomes of Métis Nation students and programs and support three activity streams including student support,...

March 22, 2019


Métis Nation BC and Island Health LOU on Health Services

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Clara Morin Dal Col, and Island Health Chair Ms. Leah Hollins, signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU). The LOU outlines a framework in which the Parties will work together to increase MNBC’s influence in decision making related to health services that impact Métis individuals, families and communities within the...

March 19, 2019


Budget 2019 Métis Commitments

Significant Budget 2019 federal investments in Métis Nation priority areas. Among the highlights of the documents are: “$30 million to recognize the contribution of Métis veterans to the country’s Second World War efforts and to commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of all Métis veterans”; “A Métis Nation-led post-secondary education strategy consisting of financial assistance for...

January 11, 2019


Directive on Civil Litigation

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples. The Directive will guide the Government of Canada’s legal approaches, positions and decisions taken in civil litigation involving Aboriginal and treaty rights, and the Crown’s obligation towards Indigenous peoples. This is to ensure the...

November 14, 2018


Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework Cancelled

CBC – The Liberal government won’t be tabling legislation to create its promised Federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework this fall as previously planned. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office, which has the lead on the file, issued a statement saying work would continue to develop the framework to enshrine Section 35 rights...

September 24, 2018


Joint Action Plan on Advancing Reconciliation

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) and the Government of Canada – have agreed to a three-part plan for moving forward together to advance reconciliation with the Manitoba Métis Community. In order to support this plan, Canada will provide $154.3 million to the MMF as the parties continue to work to advance reconciliation: The Manitoba Metis Federation...

September, 2018


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2018

The Manitoba Government reports on its actions following the two broad categories of “Legacies” and “Reconciliation” used by the TRC. The section on Legacies outlines the Manitoba governments efforts to address the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Manitoba’s social, political and economic systems and institutions. We have collaborated with many different service providers...

July 25, 2018


MOU on Reconciliation

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation British Columbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on reconciliation. Co-developed by partners, the MOU represents a joint commitment to identify challenges, opportunities and priorities. This MOU reflects the work going on across the Métis Nation with Governing Members on a path to self-determination. “Under this Memorandum,...

July 20, 2018


MOU on Advancing Reconciliation

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan and Canada Signed a MOU on Advancing Reconciliation: https://metisnationsk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MOU-Government-of-Canada-Advancing-Reconciliation-2018.02.pdf...

June 4, 2018


Lawsuit over Turning the Page Agreement, Nov. 26, 2014

MMF’s has authorized legal proceedings against the Pallister government for its breach of the honour of the Crown and the Kwaysh-kin-na-mihk la paazh Agreement (“Turning the Page Agreement”) signed between the MMF, Manitoba Hydro and the Manitoba Government in November 2014. “It is outrageous and embarrassing for a Manitoba Premier to act like this—to overreach...

May 23, 2018


Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Release of “Draft principles” that recognizes that: all relations with Indigenous peoples need to be based on the recognition and implementation of their right to self- determination, including the inherent right of self-government.  that reconciliation is a fundamental purpose of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.  the honour of the Crown guides the conduct...

April 30, 2018


Framework Agreement on Métis Harvesting

Advances the recognition of Métis rights in the province. The Framework Agreement replaces a previous MNO-MNRF interim agreement from July 2004 as well as consolidates the collaborative work that the MNO and Ontario have undertaken over the last decade with respect to advancing the recognition of Métis rights, including the identification of seven historic Métis...

March 27, 2018


Métis Nation Summit on Child Welfare

Government of Canada on its announcement today to commence direct dialogue with the MNC Governing Members on the over-representation of Métis children and youth in the child welfare systems in Ontario and the four western provinces. The Métis Nation-sponsored Summit on Child and Family Services brought together practitioners, social workers, elders, youth and leaders of...

March 19, 2018


Second Crown-Métis Bilateral Meeting

Discussed the implementation of the investments in Budget 2018 which will advance key Métis Nation priorities set out in the Canada-Métis Nation Accord. Ministers and Métis Nation leaders also actioned further work on accords to implement Budget commitments in relation to housing, early learning and childcare and Indigenous skills employment and training. All parties participated...

March 2, 2018


Mineral Development Protocol

The Manitoba Government stated it is working in partnership with First Nations to develop a provincial mineral development protocol to advance mineral development opportunities and projects on Indigenous territories but has excluded the Métis Nation of Manitoba from discussions. “The protocol, as is now being written, will mislead and confuse industry and increase instability, financial...

February 23, 2018


Framework Agreement on Reconciliation

Signing of a Framework Agreement on reconciliation with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. Subjects covered include: Land Claims Land Related Issues Reconciliation Issues Governance Issues Cultural, Social, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Economic Well-Being of the MNS, its Citizens and its Communities Well-being/Cultural/Rights Protection Fund(s) https://metisnationsk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Framework-Agreement-for-Advancing-Reconciliation-2018.07.pdf...

February 15, 2018


Annual Meeting with Premier

The annual meeting with the Premier provides the MNO with the opportunity to discuss its government-to- government relationship with Ontario including updating on key priorities and areas of shared interest and concern. “We provided an overview of the many advancements that have been made by MNO and Ontario working in collaboration as well as highlighting...

February 14, 2018


Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the government will develop in full partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people a new recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights framework that will include new ways to recognize and implement Indigenous rights. This will include new recognition and implementation of rights legislation. Going forward recognition of rights will...

December 17, 2017


Métis Settlement General Council MOU

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Darren Calliou, Vice President of the Metis Settlements General Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing the parties to renew and strengthen the government-to-government relationship and advance lasting reconciliation with the eight Metis Settlements of Alberta who will now work to develop...

December 11, 2017


Framework Agreement to Advance Reconciliation

The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario have signed a historic Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation. Under the Framework Agreement, Canada, Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario will begin negotiations toward shared and balanced solutions that advance reconciliation and enhance the well-being of Métis Nation of Ontario...

November 16, 2017


Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation of Alberta signed the Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation that enables Canada and Métis Nation of Alberta to begin formal negotiations towards shared and balanced solutions to advance reconciliation and enhance the well-being of Métis Nation of Alberta citizens. The Framework Agreement sets out shared objectives and...

November 10, 2017


27th Anniversary of land and self-governance legislation

Alberta government celebrates 27th anniversary of the passing of legislation resulting in land and self- governance for those living on Metis Settlements: On Nov. 1, 1990, a legislative package was proclaimed and included the Constitution of Alberta Amendment Act, Metis Settlements Land Protection Act, Metis Settlements Act, and Metis Settlements Accord Implementation Act. Together these...

November 8, 2017


“Expanding the Circle: Inclusive Economic Growth”

In partnership with the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Public Policy Forum presented a conference “Expanding the Circle: what reconciliation and inclusive economic growth can mean for the Métis Nation and Canada”. Ideas were presented on: How rights recognition and reconciliation...

August 21, 2017


Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities

Acknowledges the commitment of federal, provincial and territorial governments to continue working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to improve access to health services and health outcomes of Indigenous peoples and discuss progress. https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/corporate/transparency_229055456/health-agreements/principles-shared-health-priorities.pdf...

July 25, 2017


NDP commitment letters to his ministers

New NDP premier re-affirmed his party’s commitment to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the calls to action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has each of his 22 ministers to review policies, programs and legislation to determine how to bring the principles of the declaration into action...

June 1, 2017


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2017

This report is composed of three sections; Addressing Legacies, Reconciling for the Future and Looking Forward. Engagement with Indigenous nations and Indigenous peoples is integrated into our efforts towards a reconciled province and especially highlighted in the section, Reconciling for our Future – Reconciling Relationships. Addressing Legacies Caring for Children and Families Improving Health Outcomes...

April 13, 2017


Canada-Métis Nation Accord

Official signing of Canada-Métis Nation Accord marks a significant step towards a renewed government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. It outlines the ways in which the Government of Canada and the Métis National Council and its Governing Members will work together to set priorities and develop policy in areas of...

February 3, 2017


MOU to Advance Reconciliation

Establishes an exploratory discussion table between the MNO and Canada with the goal of arriving at a framework agreement by September 2017. The anticipated framework agreement would establish a formal negotiations process based on mutually agreeable subject matters, including Métis self-government, lands, rights and outstanding claims against the Crown https://www.metisnation.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mno-canada-mou-on-reconciliation-final-february-3-2017.pdf...

February 1, 2017


The Métis Nation of Alberta – Government of Alberta Framework Agreement

The Métis Nation of Alberta – Government of Alberta Framework Agreement formally recognizes a shared commitment to work co-operatively to: address the needs and aspirations of the MNA and its members preserve Métis identity and cultural heritage in Alberta build upon and enhance the Alberta-MNA relationship through Nation-to-Nation dialogue promote reconciliation Priority Actions in the...

January 31, 2017


MOU to Advance Reconciliation

The Métis Nation of Alberta (“MNA”) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Reconciliation (“MOU”) with the Government of Canada with the goal of arriving at a mutually agreeable framework agreement by September 2017 that would establish a formal negotiations process based on mutually agreeable subject matters, including Métis self-government, lands, rights and outstanding...

November 16, 2016


Renewal of 2006 Accord

Renewal of accord first signed in 2006 to strengthen relationships between the provincial government and Métis people with objectives to address health, housing, education, economic opportunities, Métis identification and data collection as well as any opportunities for engaging in a tripartite relationship with the federal government. In addition to recommitting to the original objectives of...

November 15, 2016


Framework for Advancing Reconciliation

Jointly developed Framework Agreement sets out a process to begin formal reconciliation negotiations to address the outstanding issues raised in the 2013 Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada decision of the Supreme Court of Canada that will lead to a modern-day treaty with Canada. “This is a monumental and historic time for Manitoba’s Métis. After...

July 21, 2016


Métis Section 35 Rights Framework

Ministerial Special Representative’s Report on Reconciliation with Métis Section 35 Rights Framework engagement with Métis governments and organizations, provincial and territorial governments and other interested parties and made recommendations on the development of a Section 35 Métis rights framework as well as other initiatives to advance reconciliation with Métis. His mandate also included identifying options...

June 10, 2016


First annual Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum

Commit to all indigenous groups: AFN, Métis National Council, Inuit Tapariit Kanatami, Native Women’s Association of Canada and Indigenous People’s Assembly of Canada (IPAC)....

June 1, 2016


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2016

The government will carry out work in 2016/17 that will lead to the development of an initial engagement strategy to seek feedback on a reconciliation strategy from Indigenous leaders. This initial engagement will be followed by a more fulsome engagement process that will take place at a later date, once initial discussions have occurred. while...

May 30, 2016


Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous People

Investments of $250M/3 yrs + $104.5M annually after. Outline expectations around achieving greater equity with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across all dimensions: economic, educational, social, housing, justice system, health, clean environments and land use. Programs and Actions: Understanding the Legacy of Residential Schools Closing Gaps and Removing Barriers Creating a Culturally Relevant and...

May 27, 2016


MOU on Advancing Reconciliation

Sets out a mutually agreeable path forward on finding a shared solution on implementing the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) Decision (2013 Manitoba Metis Federation et al. v. Canada decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). The SCC decision is about undue delay in providing the land grants promised to the Métis in s. 31...

March 15, 2016


Path to Reconciliation Act

Passed unanimously is committed to reconciliation and will be “guided by the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” Government commits to annual updates 3 months after the fiscal year end. This Bill sets out the government’s...

December 15, 2015


Response to TRC Final Report

Commit to a “renewed” (i.e. Nation-to-Nation) relationship with First Nations, Métis and Inuit....

December 15, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

Since the June 5, 2015 statement’s release, the government has had initial discussions with First Nations leaders on the TRC report and how we can move forward together. Ongoing work with First Nations and Metis people. Some of the Government strategies that are already well underway include: Child Welfare Transformation Strategy Disability Strategy Education Sector Strategic...

December 1, 2015


Bill 153 Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat Act

Bill 153 Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat Act signed between government of Ontario and Métis Nation of Ontario. Both the courts and the legislature have affirmed that the law in this province recognizes our historic and continued existence as an Indigenous people. This is the first Métis-specific legislation in Ontario history https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/s15039...

July 31, 2015


Métis Land Claims

NWT is the only jurisdiction where the federal government has negotiated comprehensive land claims with the Métis or are presently in negotiations with the Northwest Territory Métis Nation...

June 22, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

As a first step in reconciliation, Alberta apologized on behalf of past governments for not taking a stand to stop children from being taken from their homes and placed in federal residential schools. As a second step of reconciliation, Alberta joined the call for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. The Commission...

June 16, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

Nothing specific. Indicated ongoing, current initiatives in Education, Health, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Health, Language & Culture, Justice,...

June 5, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

“We will create a multi-ministry team to carefully examine this report and the full report once released. We will look to build on successes, such as teaching Treaty and First Nations and Métis histories in the classroom and the Joint Task Force on improving education and employment outcomes for First Nations and Métis people”....

June 3, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

Already acting upon three TRC Calls to Action: (CBC) Recognize aboriginal healing practices and use them to treat aboriginal patients Recruit aboriginal healthcare providers in aboriginal communities and across the healthcare field Consult with residential school survivors and aboriginal people to make curriculum about residential schools and other aboriginal history...

June 2, 2015


Release of TRC Summary Report

“Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” released....

March 27, 2014


Expression of Reconciliation

Expression of Reconciliation for the Legacy of the Residential School System. Focus is on Education. Commits that all Alberta students will learn about the history and legacy of residential schools, along with the history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada through a revised K-12 curriculum. Creating a new Assistant Deputy Minister of...

March 8, 2013


Manitoba Métis Land Claim

The Manitoba Métis Land Claim slowly made its way through the Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal and finally to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). In March 2013 the SCC acknowledged the Manitoba Métis Federation as the body that represents the Manitoba Métis in this collective claim against the Crown. In its decision this...

November 17, 2008


MNO – Ontario Framework Agreement

Established a collaborative relationship that reinforced the commitment to work together to improve the well-being of Métis children, families and communities while building knowledge and understanding of Métis culture among all Ontarians....

June 11, 2008


PM Harper Apology

Issued a formal apology for the Residential School system https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100015644/1100100015649...

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