Over the past 15 years, a new set of expectations have been created for the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) through the Government of Alberta-MNA Framework Agreement process, Federal-Provincial-MNA Tripartite Agreement process, and the Government of Alberta’s Aboriginal Policy Framework.
Alberta is the only Canadian province where the Métis have a land base recognized under provincial legislation – There are 8 Métis Settlements in Alberta.
Today, Alberta accounts for more than 96,865 Métis which is the largest among the provinces and territories representing more than 21.4% of all Métis in Canada. While Métis live and work in virtually every community in Alberta, the higher populace is seen in the estimated 31,780 (33%) Métis living in Edmonton, and the 17,040 (18%) in Calgary, making up approximately 55 percent of the total Aboriginal population in the province.
In the past decade, the Métis population has nearly doubled making the Métis one of the fastest growing populations in Canada with a population estimated at 451,795 in 2011 of which a significantly high percentage lived in Alberta alone.
Yes. There is rich evidence. There is evidence of our ancestors receiving land grants or a scrip granted under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion Lands Act. This recognized them officially as Métis. It was also documented in other government, church, or community records.
The Métis People have a distinct culture and nationhood.
Refers to the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland.
Métis Crossing is the perfect location for your next overnight adventure. Camping is provided directly on-site, providing you the perfect home base for in between cultural experiences and activities.
Métis Crossing is the perfect place to host your next corporate training or workshop. Our brand-new, state of the art Cultural Gathering Centre sets the stage for a day of learning on historical land.
Our state-of-the-art technology allows your training or presentation to be seamless – connecting you around the world through our wireless connection. It is the perfect place for Indigenous training or other workshops your company may be putting on for staff.
Métis Crossing offers curriculum-based student experiences and educational activities. We work closely with educators and Métis experts to provide meaningful and enjoyable educational opportunities for students of all ages.
We welcome the opportunity to share everything that Métis Crossing has to offer with you and your organization.
If you would like to be part of our experience and book a field trip to Métis Crossing inquiry now.