Doing Business on Metis Settlements in Alberta: The Legal Framework for Oil and Gas Activities on Metis Settlement Lands

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The Aboriginal Law Group

Enacted in 1990, the Metis Settlements Act proposed a statutory framework which addressed the desire of Metis for legal recognition of their settlement land base and their corresponding desire for self government and control over that land base. The effect of the legislation has been to provide Metis people with a voice in how oil and gas operations are conducted on settlement lands.