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Métis Land: Rights & Scrip Conference
February 8 - February 9
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 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.