Why is self-government important for the Métis Nation within Alberta?
Why does the Métis Nation of Alberta need a constitution?
A constitution is an essential tool for self-government. A constitution acts as a rule book, clearly defining how any government, Aboriginal or otherwise, will operate and what powers it has. When the constitutions of Aboriginal governments are recognized by other levels of government—federal and provincial—they provide the legitimacy and legal tools we need to respond to our citizens’ needs and provide appropriate services. Learn more about constitutions and why it is important for the Métis Nation of Alberta to create and adopt our own.
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Is the idea of a Métis Nation of Alberta constitution new?
Who is leading the negotiations process?
The Métis Nation of Alberta’s (MNA) negotiation team includes the MNA’s co-ministers of Métis Rights and Accommodations, senior MNA staff, and legal counsel. The lead, however, must come from the MNA’s citizens. Only together can we build a strong Métis Nation embracing Métis rights. To support these negotiations, we will undergo extensive, province-wide consultations.
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