Fort Providence Métis Council / Fort Providence
The Fort Providence Métis Council represents the interests of the Indigenous Métis/Dene Descendants of the Fort Providence area. Our members with treaty and aboriginal rights are recognized under Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. The mandate of the Métis Council in to uphold the aboriginal rights of the Indigenous Métis/Dene Descendants, unite the membership along with promoting the history and culture of the Métis people of the area. The organization has an elected Executive and Board of Directors which provides political, economic, cultural, and social representation at the community, regional, territorial and national levels through its affiliation with other governments, corporations, and organizations.
As aboriginal people we consider our history and families to be the foundation of our destiny as we continue to work for the betterment of our future generations.
We believe in cooperative partnerships with other aboriginal organizations of similar purpose, in particular the Deh Gáh Got’ie Dene Council. The Fort Providence Métis Council is a member of the Deh Cho First Nations. The Fort Providence Métis maintain cultural ties with our indigenous Metis relatives who live in Northwest Métis Communities along the Mackenzie River as well as the communities around the Great Slave Lake region of the Northwest Territories.
We aspire to the objects of the Métis Declaration which was endorsed by the Dene and Métis people of the Northwest Territories in 1980.
- Deh Gáh Got’îê First Nation
- Tthets’éhk’edélî First Nation
Jean Marie River, NT
- Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation
- Åíídlîî Køç First Nation
- Sambaa K’e First Nation / Sambaa K’e
Trout Lake, NT
- West Point First Nation / West Point
- Fort Providence Métis Council / Fort Providence
- Fort Simpson Métis / Fort Simpson