National committee of the metis

Metis Timeline

  • The Manitoba Act

    The Red River Resistance led to the creation of the Manitoba Act, which stated that manitoba was to be a bilingual province. The Metis were also promised farmland along the Red River.
  • The Scrips

    The Canadian Government gave Scrips to the Metis people can trade for land, although they found them difficult to use. Most Metis people sold their Scrips and moved west.
  • The Northwest Resistance

    This Resistance sought to protect the Metis people from the railway and settlers who were moving into western Canada. To the Metis, this was just asserting their rights, but to the government at the time, it was an attempt to overthrow their power. Louis Riel, a Metis leader, was tried and hung for treason on this day. Today, many people consider him a "father of Confederation" for his fight for rights for Aboriginal people as well as Francaphones of Canada.
  • The Metis association of Alberta/ Northwest Territories

    (Only consider the year, not exact date.) This association lobbied to get the Metis land. Alberta's Government passed the Metis Population Betterment Act, giving them 12 temporary settlements.
  • Adding Metis rights to the Constitution

  • Metis permanent settlements

    (Once again ignore the exact date, only consider the year)
    Albertas government gave the Metis permanent land bases and the right to manage their own affairs on these areas. This Legislation included: Constitution of Alberta Amendment Act Metis Settlements Accord Implementation Act Metis Settlements Act Metis settlements land protection act
  • Hunting and fishing rights

    (Ignore exact date, only consider year) The Supreme court ruled that the Metis may hunt and fish as one of Canada's Aboriginal peoples under the Constitution.
  • Metis claim for land

    (Ignore all but the year & month) The Metis made a court case stating they wanted the land promised, but never recieved, in the Manitoba act.