Intergovernmental Relations

Since 1983, the Métis National Council has been the national and international voice of the Métis Nation within Canada. Through the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, the MNC advocates on behalf of its Governing Members—the democratically elected Métis Governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia—to advance Métis rights and interests within their respective jurisdictions, including the implementation of the Métis Nation’s inherent right to self-determination and self-government.  
The MNC represents Métis citizens nationally and internationally to advance Métis priorities through work with Canada and Métis Governments, the advances the following priorities: 

  1. Engaging with the Métis Nation through a distinctions-based approach 

    • The Métis National Council is the national and international voice of the Métis Nation. A distinctions-based approach is critical to ensuring that the unique rights, interests, and priorities of the Métis Nation are acknowledged, affirmed, and implemented.
  2. Renewing relationships on a nation-to-nation, government-to-government basis

    • The Canada-Métis Nation Accord and Permanent Bilateral Mechanism re-affirm the relationship.
  3. Building the capacity of the Métis Nation

    • Canada must invest in the Métis Nation through a renewed fiscal relationship premised on sufficient, predictable and sustained long-term funding.