Upcoming vote on MNA’s new bylaws is embroiled in court action 

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,  Windspeaker.com Members of the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be voting on new bylaws in a special meeting May 27 that will bring the association in line with the Otipemisiwak Metis Government Constitution ratified last November. However, if the bylaws, which change the governance structure of the MNA, including replacing locals with districts, are passed they won’t come into effect immediately or at all if the Grande Cache Mountain Metis Local (GCMML) is successful in its court challenge. GCMML began court action in November 2022 challenging the authority of the present MNA provincial council. Then in March, GCMML asked the court for a summary judgment ruling on the MNA provincial council’s authority to undertake any business since September 2022, when its mandate…

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