Métis Guardians Programs

This pilot program funds Métis Nations to exercise their rights and responsibilities to the land, waters, and ice of their traditional territories. It does this through on-the-ground, community-based stewardship initiatives.


The Métis portion of the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program is governed through the Métis National Council’s (MNC) National Environmental Working Group. The working group is made up of representatives of the MNC’s five governments.

The working group works with Environment and Climate Change Canada to set:

Overview of Métis funding process 2019

The Métis applications are closed. As requested by the working group, the funding process for the Métis portion was a non-competitive proposal application process. This process ran from May 3 until May 24, 2019. The Métis’s five governments were invited to submit proposals for funding under the Pilot Program. Proposals were reviewed using the following criteria:

Economic opportunities and training

Conservation of biodiversity

Métis engagement in the protection of land and waters

Cultural revitalization and management

Community capacity building and engagement

Funded projects

Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program map

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