Metis Nation of Alberta

The Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has a long history of advocacy and support for its members. In 1928, the Metis began to organize themselves politically in Alberta. The MNA and its predecessor organizations have worked closely with the Government of Alberta for more than eighty years.

The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Metis people through the pursuit of self-reliance, self-determination and self-management. It also works to ensure the social and economic well-being of Metis people in Alberta.

The MNA is governed by a 14-member provincial council comprised of:

Metis Identification and Membership

The Metis Nation of Alberta manages the membership reporting system for Metis people wishing to join the MNA. Please note the Government of Alberta does not issue MNA membership cards or determine Metis identity. The definition for membership in the MNA is set out in the society’s bylaws.

The MNA has the Metis Identification and Registry and a Genealogy Resource Centre at its head office in Edmonton. It helps people who are researching Metis family ancestry and aids in MNA membership research.