Métis Land: Rights & Scrip Conference

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Lister Centre

87 Avenue & 116 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6

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After Confederation in 1867, Louis Riel and the Métis Provisional Government negotiated for rights to their homeland. As a result, Canada promised land to the “Half-breeds,” in the form of scrip coupons. Scrip had a devastating effect on the Métis Nation. It stripped Métis of their land and tore apart communities.

In 2017 the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) signed a framework agreement with the Government of Canada. This agreement establishes a process to address the sorry legacy of Métis scrip.

Come learn how scrip impacted Métis in Alberta and what Canada is doing about it now.

Presentations & Panels:

  • Keynote: Métis Scrip 101 with Dr. Frank Tough
  • Edmonton River Lots
  • Future of Métis Land Claims in Alberta
  • Sharing Circle with Métis Knowledge Holders & Scrip experts
  • Hirsekorn Case

If you are unable to make it in person, this event will be livestreamed on the MNA Facebook page.

9am - 4pm Friday & Saturday.

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Lister Centre

87 Avenue & 116 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6

Canada

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