Exploring Options for Métis Governance in the 21st Century
Major changes are afoot with respect to the Métis reality in Canada as evidenced by a number of developments, including the unanimous Supreme Court judgement affirming the constitutional rights of the Métis in R. v. Powley. However, despite the urgency of this issue and in contrast to First Nations governance, there has been relatively little written or researched on Métis Nation governance issues.
The IOG, in partnership with JTM Consulting Inc., conducted this extensive research study to stimulate thinking among Métis and across governments. The paper explores the historical, cultural and political factors affecting the Métis Nation; the fundamental governance issues that the Métis Nation and other levels of governments need to address; and options for future development.