Metis Settlements General Council flag-raising

Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC) President Herb Lehr takes the podium from Indigenous Relations Minister at the MSGC flag-raising.

“Proclamation Day is about recognizing the important partnership Alberta has with the eight Metis Settlements and the Metis Settlements General Council.

“Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the day legislation was passed that set out a system of governance for Metis Settlements in Alberta.

“For the first time in Alberta, Métis people had a dedicated land base on 1.25 million acres in central and northern parts of the province.

“We were honoured to join members of the Metis Settlements in raising their flag to celebrate this history, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.”

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