In 1985, the Alberta Legislature unanimously endorsed a resolution to transfer lands to the Metis Settlements and establish new legislation that provided Metis Settlements with greater local autonomy.

The Alberta-Metis Settlements Accord was signed in 1989. Alberta is home to the only recognized Métis land base in Canada.

Metis Settlements locations

Interactive map showing the Metis Settlements in Alberta

Metis Settlement funding resources

Find grants bursaries and funding available to Metis Settlements across Alberta.

Metis Settlements Land Registry

Process for recording Metis Settlement land interests and maintenance of the Settlements member list.

Metis Settlements General Council

Established by the Metis Settlements Act, the Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC) deals with matters that affect the collective interests of the 8 Metis Settlements.

The MSGC and local councils were established in 1990 under the Metis Settlements Act. As elected officials, the Councils and the General Council represent nearly 9,000 Métis members and develop collective and local laws.

The General Council consists collectively of the councillors of all the Settlement Council and the officers of the General Council.

Organizations and support

Metis Settlements have support through 3 additional governance entities:

Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal

The Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal is dedicated to resolving disputes and promoting self-governance, certainty, and respect within the Metis Settlements through adjudication, mediation and education.



Connect with Indigenous Relations.

Address for mail and courier:
Alberta Indigenous Relations
Metis Relations
9th Floor, Forestry Building
9920 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2M4

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