Caring for our Shared Lands and Waters
Lac Ste. Anne Métis have occupied and used the resources of west central/northwest Alberta for more than two centuries. The health and well-being of our community, and the continued vibrancy of our language and culture, requires that the state of the lands and waters in our traditional territory be protected and conserved, and that a safe and sustainable environment is available to current members and generations yet to come.
As longtime stewards within our traditional territory, we are dedicated to ensuring that management over these natural resources is responsibly undertaken, and that management decisions envision the sustenance of future generations of Lac Ste. Anne Métis.
Our Stewardship Office oversees Lac Ste. Anne Métis’ engagement and participation in all matters concerning industrial development activity (excluding economic development) and government relations associated with resource development and Crown land management.
This includes but is not limited to leading community consultation and engagement efforts, facilitating participation in regulatory activities, negotiating impact benefit agreements (also known as community benefit agreements, mutual benefit agreements, relationship agreements), participating in oversight activities alongside regulators through Indigenous monitoring activities, and collaborating on (or leading) stewardship activities focused on protection of lands, waters and people in our traditional territory.
LSAMCA is committed to being directly involved in environmental and regulatory processes and to fostering positive working relationships with development proponents for the long term benefit of our community.
Attention: Project Proponents
Proponents that are planning to undertake activities that have the potential to impact the Métis rights and interests of our members are expected to undertake meaningful consultation with LSAMCA.
When sharing notifications with us, please include both a NOTIFICATION NUMBER and PROJECT NAME in the subject line of your email. This notification number and project name should be unique to the proposed activity and used throughout the consultation process.
Furthermore, please include the following information at the time of the initial notification:
- Shape file(s)
- KML file(s) or KMZ zipped file(s)
- Project description
- Map of the proposed activity
Upon receipt of the notification, our Consultation & Regulatory Lead will undertake a timely initial review of the notification and related information, and will contact the proponent if additional details are required.
LSAMCA is deeply committed to meaningful involvement in a broad range of activities associated with guardianship over lands and waters in our traditional territory. Examples of current involvement led by LSAMCA includes federally funded initiatives focused on aquatic habitat assessment and restoration and direct participation in oversight activities alongside federal regulators.
IAMC-TMX Indigenous Monitoring
CER Indigenous Monitoring
The Canada Energy Regulator’s (CER) Indigenous Monitoring program endeavours to strengthen safety and environmental oversight through preventing harm, protecting Indigenous interests and building relationships. Since 2020, LSAMCA has been directly involved with the CER regarding oversight of TC Energy’s NGTL pipeline system. Our Indigenous Monitors participate alongside CER staff in joint training sessions, inspections, and compliance verification meetings.
Lac Ste. Anne Métis Community Association
P.O. Box 2091
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X6
Phone: (780) 591-5050