Welcome to the Métis Nation Self-Determination Gateway, a place to find information on the Métis Nation’s attainment of self-determination as it pursues its own political status and social, cultural and economic development. The Metis National Council has developed online information portal/websites to focus on specific aspects of Métis Nation self-determination. The Gateway organizes these knowledge portals into five main categories: political development; social development; economic development; cultural development; and meeting the global challenge of climate change. Each web portal focuses on the strategies, processes and resources that Métis Nation governments are utilizing to strengthen and empower our nation.
These Portals explore the dynamics of political development within the Métis Nation and its relationship with Canada. Learn about the origins of the Métis people and nation, historical and legal recognition of Métis rights, contemporary action on reconciliation and self-government, the governance structure of the Métis Nation, and international issues impacting and involving the Métis Nation.
These Portals explore the work of Métis Nation governments in advancing the social development of the Métis People in the critical areas of education, health, housing and child and family services. Learn about the unfolding agreements, policies and programs that are strengthening the social fabric of the Métis Nation.
These Portals explore the work of Métis Nation governments, linguists, artists and educators in preserving and enriching the culture of the Métis people. Learn about efforts to preserve and revitalize the Michif language and develop Métis Nation cultural facilities and heritage sites.
These Portals explore the development and implementation of the Métis Nation Economic Development Strategy. Learn about ongoing initiatives to capitalize on economic opportunity and build wealth for the Métis Nation in the areas of business development, labour force development and community development.
Like other people and nations, the Métis are confronted by the global challenge of climate change . Learn about the efforts of Métis Nation governments and communities to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and to participate in the shift to a clean growth economy.
Contact us if you need any guidance or assistance on Métis issues or more information about programs, services available for Métis people.