McMurray Métis has released 2013-14 Annual Report and audited financial statements. Both documents are availible at the following links:
Audited Financial Statements: https://www.scribd.com/doc/270841629/McMurray-Metis-2014-Financial-Statements-Year-Ended-March-31-2014
“The McMurray Métis Annual Report contains updates on our activities throughout the previous fiscal year (April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014) as well as our audited financial statements, which were completed by Peterson Walker LLP, Chartered Accountants. This was the first full audit ever undertaken by the McMurray Métis and its inclusion in our first ever Annual Report represents the fulfillment of our commitment to accountability, good governance, and transparency to McMurray Métis members, government, and industry partners,” stated General Manager Kyle Harrietha.
Newly elected President Gail Gallupe stated, “Over the past year, under the leadership of past President Dickie Dragon, we have made tremendous progress as an organization in promoting Métis culture, honouring Métis Elders, enabling Métis educational opportunities, and ensuring that Métis rights are asserted with government and industry. I look forward to continuing to work with our members, local council, and staff to pursue together the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta.”
Vice-President Bill Loutitt stated, “We continue to call on the Government of Alberta to recognize Fort McMurray as a historic and contemporary Métis community, to finally move forward with the development of a Métis Consultation Policy, and to ensure the appropriate level of financial support for regional stakeholder organizations such as CEMA and WBEA. If one thing has become a constant in northeastern Alberta it is the rapid industrial development of the region. If Government does its part it will enhance the positive and productive relationships we have with most regional industrial operators and proponents. We should not have to rely only on regulatory processes to ensure the protection of Métis rights and traditional lands.”
Founded in 1987, the McMurray Métis are governed under the bylaws of the Métis Nation of Alberta by an elected local council. The local council is accountable to the membership and its mandate is to pursue the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta. For more information please visit www.McMurrayMetis.org.