About Us

About Us

About Us

Our History

The McMurray Métis (Métis Local # 1935) was founded in 1987 and governed under the bylaws of the Métis Nation of Alberta by an elected Local Council, McMurray Métis is accountable to its membership with a mandate to pursue the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta. The Métis are one of the recognized Aboriginal peoples of Canada under Section 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982. The mission of McMurray Métis is to pursue the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta. Achieving this requires the ongoing promotion, pursuit, and defense of the Aboriginal constitutional and other rights. This occurs through engagement with governments, regulatory agencies, stakeholder organizations, and the courts when necessary.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Build and operate a world-class Métis Cultural Centre with a focus on Métis history
and youth development, while growing a
sustainable and responsible operation.

Our Mission

To represent, promote and support the MNA community of Northeastern Alberta.

Guiding Principles

We believe in the National definition of Métis
• We believe in continuing to build our foundation for future
• We believe in fairness and respect for all people

• We believe in the need to work in unity and harmony while

   also keeping the interests of the Métis people in the


• We believe in Métis participation in building our Nation

• We believe in encouraging and assisting Métis people to

   achieve their goals

• We believe in honesty, integrity and professionalism

• We believe in Métis self-government

• We believe in our Métis Rights as recognized and affirmed in

   Sections 25 & 35 of the Canadian Constitution

• We believe in standing firm on our Rights, heritage and


• We believe in celebrating the unique natural resources that

   the Métis of Northeastern Alberta are blessed with and

   utilizing those resources to the benefit of the Métis


• We believe in responsible land use and harvesting

• We believe in the collective good of all Métis people

• We believe in Truth & Reconciliation

• We believe in United Nations Declaration on the Rights of

   Indigenous Peoples