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.

Vision Statement
To be the first Métis Territory in Alberta settled by land claims.

Mission Statement
To represent the Métis Nation and be the role model for self-government in Northeastern Alberta.

Guiding Principles

• We believe in the National definition of Métis.
• We believe in continuing to build our foundation for future generations.
• We believe in fairness and respect for all people.
• We believe in the need to work in unity and harmony.
• We believe in Métis participation in building our Nation.
• We believe in encouraging and assisting Metis people to achieve their goals.
• We believe in honesty, integrity and professionalism.
• We believe we will achieve self-government and
• We believe in our Métis rights as recognized and affirmed in Section 35 of the Canadian