The Government of Alberta has had a long and positive relationship with Metis communities in the province. These communities have played an important role in Alberta’s history, society and economy.
Indigenous Relations works together with Metis communities and organizations on many initiatives supporting the shared goal of building strong, vibrant, self-governing communities.
- Alberta has provided funding to the MNA through a Framework Agreement since 1987. The MNA Framework Agreement helps ensure that Metis people actively participate in the development of Alberta government policies, programs, initiatives, resources and services.
- Alberta provided statutory funding to the Metis Settlements from 1990-2007 and continues to work closely with the Metis Settlements to support the governance, accountability, and long-term sustainability of the Settlements.
- Alberta provides support to the Metis Settlements through access to municipal grants; enhanced police services; and contributions to the Metis Settlements census and a study of Settlement infrastructure and essential services.
* Metis Albertans - Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey
** 2012 Metis Settlements Census