The Government of Alberta has had a long and positive relationship with Métis communities in the province. These communities have played an important role in Alberta’s history, society and economy.
Aboriginal Relations works together with Métis communities and organizations on many initiatives supporting the shared goal of building strong, vibrant, self-governing communities.
- Alberta has provided funding to the MNAA through a Framework Agreement since 1987. The MNAA Framework Agreement helps ensure that Métis 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.
Since there is no common agreement on when to accent the word "Métis", Aboriginal Relations uses the accent on the word "Métis" in all cases, except when referring to the Metis Settlements' legislation/regulations, policies, or entities established by the legislation.