Métis Guardians

Funding for Métis Guardians initiatives supports Métis Peoples to exercise their rights and responsibilities to the lands, waters, and ice of their traditional territories. It does this through on-the-ground, community-based stewardship initiatives.


The Métis portion of Indigenous Guardians funding is governed through bilateral engagement with the Métis National Council (MNC) and its four Métis Nation Governing Members, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) and the Northwest Territories Métis Nation (NWTMN).

Environment and Climate Change Canada works bilaterally with Métis partners to set:

Application process

Applications for the Métis portion of Indigenous Guardians and Nature-Smart Climate Solutions funding are received through a directed call for proposals made to each of the current Métis partners identified above.

The Secretariat will share additional information as it becomes available. We invite you to consult this webpage regularly for more updates.

Assessment criteria

Economic opportunities and training

Conservation of biodiversity

Métis engagement in the protection of traditional lands and waters

Cultural revitalization and management

Community capacity building and engagement

Funded initiatives

See the Indigenous Guardians map for more information on previously funded initiatives.

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