HONOURING OUR ELDERS
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 6 website. I am incredibly proud to represent the Metis people of Region 6. The Metis people are rich in culture and play a significant role in Canada’s history as Indigenous people.
This website is one way to communicate with our citizens, but it will also profile the unique needs of Region 6 and celebrate Region 6 land, culture, people and communities.
On this website, you can find information about Region 6 services in the areas of Health, Elders, Youth and Culture, Climate Change and Environment, Metis Consultation, Harvesting, Economic Development and Housing. You will also find information about Metis self-government, news & events, Metis Registry and Metis Rights.
We are living in a historic time for the Metis as we achieve our inherent rights as Indigenous peoples. The road to reconciliation and recognition that the Metis have travelled has been the result of the vision, strength and tenacity of our Elders. Their legacy is the nation-to-nation work that we do each day for future generations of Metis people.
This is also a particularly challenging time for our people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, flood in Fort Vermilion and northern fires of 2019. Region 6 has worked collaboratively with our partners to support Metis citizens who have been adversely impacted. We are committed to nation-to-nation relations and working in partnership because a coordinated approach is what is needed to best serve the people. We are all in this together.
I invite you to take the time to explore the pages of this site and acquaint yourself with the many projects and programs we deliver through the Region 6 office. Most importantly, enjoy the images of this beautiful place we call home.