Manitoba Metis Federation Framework Agreement
The Métis Nation Skills and Employment Accord provides all parties with a framework for the joint implementation of the new Métis National Labour Market Strategy. The strategy focuses on improving employment, skills development and skills training to improve the overall well-being of the Métis Nation. This agreement is the first sub-agreement under the Canada-Métis Nation Agreement signed on April 13, 2017 by the Prime Minister of Canada and Métis Nation leadership. Second, the Parties will work to reach a timely self-management agreement that recognizes the legal status, role and jurisdiction of the Metis Federation of Manitoba as a Métis government and implements the Manitoba Métis community`s vision of greater self-determination. The MOU establishes a temporary exploratory discussion table between the NAM and Canada, with the goal of reaching a mutually agreed framework agreement by September 2017. The expected framework agreement would introduce a formal negotiation process based on consensual issues, including self-management, country, rights and outstanding claims against the Crown. First, the plan seeks to use funds to invest in areas where there is a way to invest in a way that can be made to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba`s Métis community. The second objective is for both parties to work on a self-management agreement in a timely manner, and the third attempt will be to implement a plan that will transform the MONEY MARKET from its current structure to a self-managing Métis government. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, AB.
(July 31, 2018) Today, officials under President Audrey Poitras and Parks Canada signed an agreement that offers the citizens of the Nation of Alberta (NAM) the Indigenous Peoples Open House program. Métis politics consists of a set of principles and a framework: Parks Canada and Alberta Nation leadership signed the agreement at Rocky Mountain House National History Site on July 31, 2018.De left: Dave McDonough, Executive Director, Pacific &Mountain Parks; Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta; Bev New, Co-Minister, Métis Rights &Accommodation; Karen Collins, Co-Minister, Métis Right &Accommodation. On February 1, 2017, Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), signed a revolutionary ten-year framework agreement with the Government of Alberta. This agreement is not only the longest in the history of the NAM, but also the most comprehensive. The cooperation agreement draws many of its mandates from the Supreme Court of Canada`s Daniels decision, Section 35 of the Constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and sets a promising precedent for the development of Métis rights, including harvesting. Prime Minister Rachel Notley said: “This agreement is an important step on the road to reconciliation.