Vision & Values
North Slave Métis Alliance's mandate includes: The assertion, protection, and implementation of the Aboriginal rights of the North Slave Métis People; and the exercise of Métis responsibility to protect the environment and to promote and enhance Métis education, economic, social, and cultural development.
Our collective vision of the future is for our people to have unrestrained access to healthy lands, clean water, and traditional harvests; which is essential when connecting with our roots, culture and one another.
It is important that our long history on the land is acknowledged and respected by all. We aspire to be a fully recognized Indigenous Government by the Northwest Territories and Canada with a comprehensive claim agreement that will ensure prosperity and the protection of Métis rights for future generations.
We will continue to balance economic opportunities with environmental protection to ensure our community remains employed while maintaining access to their traditional lands.
We will sit at the table and participate in important conservations and decision-making to ensure North Slave Métis voices are represented and heard.
Our organization will continue to provide clean country foods, community and cultural activities and general support for our membership.
We continuously promote the importance of respect for all: all people and their backgrounds, wildlife, and the environment.
Sharing is an important practice in our cultural history and we will continue this into the future.
We will continue to build our relationships with our fellow Indigenous governments and organizations across the territory, along with the federal and territorial government, developers, and industry.
Preservation of culture and knowledge is critical.
We will continue to provide our members with the necessary training to further their skills, personal and professional development and education with a goal of keeping jobs in the North for all northerners.
The environment team is comprised of technical staff. We attend an assortment of meetings such as wildlife co-management meetings, mining and industry engagement sessions and other workshops where we represent the North Slave Métis. We ensure that decisions at these meetings do not infringe on Métis rights.
North Slave Métis Traditional Territory
This map is based on currently available information and may be updated as further evidence is acquired and analyzed.
The following activities must engage and consult with our organization in a timely manner:
- Changes to the land
32 Melville Drive
Yellowknife NT, X1A 1V1
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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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