Fishing Lake Métis Settlement (in Cree, Packechawanis) is one of the original twelve colonies of the Métis people in Alberta, and one of the eight that now remain. As an independent, self-governing community our connections to each other and the outside world are incredibly important, and this site exists to build and strengthen those connections.
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Independence and self-governance have been an important part of the Métis way of life since first emerging as a distinct ethnic group. Our council works to maintain a community where all are healthy, happy and prosperous, and community members can keep up to date with our work by reading the council minutes and by viewing a full directory of the councilpersons who represent our community. ᓃᑳᓇᐢᑕᒫᑫᐃᐧᐣ [Nîkânastamâkêwin] - Leadership
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Being able to share our rich history with the rest of the province, country and the world is vital to our community. If you are looking to visit an area rich with history and natural beauty, one that offers ample opportunities for fishing, hiking, quadding, bike riding and cultural tourism, then Fishing Lake is the perfect place for you and your family. ᐊᐢᑮᕀ NI [Askîy] - Land
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We want everyone living in FLMS to feel connected and able to access everything they need to be happy, healthy and prosperous. Community members can fill in important forms and permit applications online, pay for important services and utilities, and keep up to date with the council's minutes, bylaws and policies. ᐊᔨᓯᓂᐊᐧᐠ [Ayisiniwak] - People
Métis people have a unique culture that mixes the traditions of the Aboriginal First Nations and European settlers. Although over half of all Canadians have some aboriginal blood, less than two percent identify as Métis, and only a small percentage live in Métis settlements. Our history is one of hardship, rebellion and a continuing effort to tell our part of the Canadian story. We are committed to connecting to the rest of our nation through education and cultural activities, just as we are committed to promoting fun, enriching activities like our annual rodeo.
ᐋᓂᐢᑯᑖᐤ [âniskotâw] – Connect
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Our community members are hard working and entrepreneurial in spirit. They have established many local businesses in the area and work alongside one another to develop the area. The influx of money from the energy industry means that our community members are able to buy far more goods and services than ever before and our administration can invest in new infrastructure to connect us with the outside world. Learn how your business can benefit from an investment in the Settlement, its industrious people and the abundant natural resources found in FLMS. Are you a community member looking for work? Our Job Board is always being updated with new opportunities. ᑕᓯᐦᑫᐃᐧᐣ [Tasihkewin] - Business