Metis settlements council challenges Crown Indigenous Relations for giving the nod for MNA constitution vote
Metis settlements council challenges Crown Indigenous Relations for giving the nod for MNA constitution vote

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC) is accusing the federal government of playing favourites when it comes to prioritizing and funding the political voice of Metis in Alberta. The MSGC filed in federal court on Nov. 21 a notice of application for judicial review against both the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA). The MSGC is calling the federal government “complicit” in working with the MNA to “dispossess the Metis Settlements of their self-government, their constitutional rights and their lands.” The MSGC says the MNA’s Otipemisiwak Metis Government Constitution for self-government claims that the Metis Nation within Alberta (changed from Metis Nation of Alberta) would speak for all Metis in the province. The MSGC is also claiming that

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