Fishing Lake Métis Settlement occupies a land base of 204,381 acres, approximately 12 miles by 12 miles. Most community facilities and some residences are located in the unincorporated community of Sputinow, but most homes are outside the town site on acreages that support small farms and a rural residential lifestyle.
The eight Métis settlements in Alberta are the only legislated land base for the Métis in Canada. Originally there were 12 settlements, established in 1938 through the provincial Métis Betterment Act. Following an extensive period of advocacy and negotiation for self-government and control over their own land base, the Métis Settlements Act came into force in 1990. This is Our Land.
Land & Membership Department
Phone: 780-943-2202 Ext: 1012