The Métis Nation carries deep cultural ties to lands and waters across the Homeland and shares a kinship to, and respect for, complex and diverse ecosystems. The relationship to the land guides teachings on how to trap, hunt, fish, gather medicines and practice the Métis way of life. Through our Conservation Program, MNC supports Governing Members with advocacy, policy analysis and program development that advances Métis-led conservation and restoration of lands and waters. Programs like the establishment of Métis Protected and Conserved Areas, the Métis Guardians Program, and the protection and recovery of culturally important species, and species-at-risk are all areas that MNC is investing efforts to advance.

MNC also advocates on the international stage to ensure agreements, like the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), respect and affirm Indigenous rights, and advance the protection of nature.  

The wellbeing of the environment – the birds, fish, plants and animals, is deeply tied to the wellbeing of the Métis Nation. MNC advocates for policies and programs that support a Métis vision for conservation. 

Look After the Water and Everything Else Will Look After Itself

Check out a virtual infographic from our Land Users Gathering from October 2023 to learn more about the incredible work happening across the Homeland.

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Métis Guardians

To promote the incredibly important work of Métis Guardians, MNC partnered with Indigenous Geographic to document the work of each Governing Member's Guardians initiative. In each region there's a special and unique focus for Métis Guardians including the monitoring of water, fish, wildlife, berries and ice. Through this video series, you will learn about the many facets of Métis Guardians and come to understand why it's so important that investments in this initiative continue for the long term. 

Fact Sheets

CWD Fact Sheet

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Avian Influenza Fact Sheet

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Wild Pigs Fact Sheet

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