• Co-Management Agreement

    The original Co-Management Agreement (CMA) was signed by the Minister of Energy, the 8 Metis Settlements, and the MSGC in 1990.

    The CMA established the processes for sub-surface mineral exploration on the Metis Settlements.

    Alberta maintained ownership of mines and minerals but the CMA allowed the Settlements to negotiate:

    • a royalty with an oil and gas development company with a secured mineral lease under Metis Settlement lands
    • an equity participation with the successful bidder on a mineral lease up to 25% in any development

    The following amendments were made to the CMA in May 2013:

    • The opportunity for a 100% owned Metis Settlement Corporation to secure a direct purchase from Alberta Energy for a mineral lease, outside of the public offering process.
    • The right of a 100% owned Metis Settlement Corporation to bid on public offering mineral leases.
    • The requirement for benefits proposals, which describe the benefits that the operator proposes to the Metis Settlement, as part of an operator’s bid in the public offering process.
  • Long-Term Governance and Funding Arrangements

    On March 12, 2013, the Premier, Minister of Indigenous Relations and the President of the MSGC signed the Long-Term Governance and Funding Arrangements.

    The 10-year landmark agreement commits $85 million from Alberta and $28.5 million from the MSGC for initiatives aimed at:

    • strengthening the Settlements’ governance, accountability and sustainability
    • increasing education, employment and economic opportunities
    • improving infrastructure and essential services
    • creating safe and healthy communities, including dedicating an RCMP officer for each of the eight Metis Settlements
    • enhancing the productive relationship between the Government of Alberta and the Metis Settlements

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