The Metis Nation of Alberta announces November constitution vote

MNA President Audrey Poitras at a press conference, Sept 27 in Edmonton

This November, many of the nearly 56,000 citizens of the MNA who are aged 16 and over will be able to vote in person, by mail, or online on this historic constitution


After years of consultation and engagement, the Otipemisiwak Métis Government Constitution is ready to go to a vote.

With a constitution, the MNA will take the final steps towards recognition as an equal order of government within Canada, and the Métis will have increased authority to negotiate their rights and claims. This vote marks a critical next step on the Métis road to reconciliation, self-government, and self-determination.

According to the MNA, the Constitution Commission has had a very big job to do over more than 2 years, and their work continues until the conclusion of the voting process. To help deliver the ratification vote, the MNA has appointed a new self-government implementation team, led by Garrett Tomlinson, who will bring all of the moving parts together.

Audrey Poitras, President, Métis Nation of Alberta, spoke with Windspeaker Media's Daniel Barker-Tremblay about the historic vote during Tuesday's announcement at Fort Edmonton Park's Indigenous Peoples Experience.

Del Graff is the Chief electoral officer, and talks about the ratification voting process for the Otipemisiwak Metis Government Constitution

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