Indigenous Peoples Métis

Make permanent the funding available to provincial Métis communities for Métis identification and registration.

Liberal Platform Page 48 October 5, 2015
In progress
Mar 2017

Building Strong Indigenous Communities - A Renewed Nation-to-Nation Relationship

2017 Federal Budget March 22, 2017

Budget 2017 also proposes to invest $84.9 million over the next five years, and $28.3 million per year ongoing, to build the governance capacity of the Métis National Council and its five provincial Governing Members. This will lay the foundation for a new relationship with Métis Peoples and support collaborative work with the federal government on moving toward Métis self-government and self-determination. Funding will also support Métis identification registries and the review of existing programs and services.

In addition, Budget 2017 proposes to provide $24 million per year, on an ongoing basis, to support the timely resolution of specific claims, in order to address past grievances related to historic treaties and other obligations.