MNLA November 22, 23 and 24th, 2019
Eastern Region III is one of 12 regions of Metis Nation Saskatchewan. It is the Southeastern part of the province and includes the communities of Estevan, Weyburn , Milestone, Carlyle, Kenosee Lake, Rocanville, Moosemin, Wolesley, Sinataluta, Indian Head, Lebret, Fort Qu'Appelle, Balcarres, Abernathy, Lemburg, Lestock, Kelliher, Ituna, Lipton and many others where Metis citizens of the region reside.
The Constitution of ERIII compliments the Constitution of Metis Nation Saskatchewan. Like the MN-S Constitution, ERIII legislation is undergoing constitutional reform. The region has evolved and how we govern will reflect in the reform process. The changes to the constitution is a process which will include community engagement across the region. Please check back for dates in your community!
ERIII Regional Council is made up of local presidents, Metis women's representative and Metis youth representative.
ERIII meets on a regular basis to share information and collectively make decisions that impact ERIII.
We are building to address the needs of the Metis citizens of our region.
We collaborate with other local governments such as First Nations, and Government of Saskatchewan . We support MN-S government relations with the Crown.
We inform our citizens of partnerships with industry, agencies and other organizations. We develop partnerships that are mutually beneficial and will serve our citizens presently and in the future.
Currently we have 8 Locals in ERIII which make up local governing bodies.
ERIII will assist the Locals in the region to advertise their meetings including the annual meeting, assist with membership and requirements for incorporation. We will assure that each local also meets the requirements to attend an MNLA.
ERIII encourages Metis citizens to become a member of a local closest to where they live.
You do not have to have a Metis Citizenship Card to be a member of a local at the present time. We do encourage individuals to apply for citizenship and get involved with your local community.
Becoming a member of a Metis Local and having a Metis Citizenship card has many benefits.
Previously MN-S Regional Representatives could provide a letter or endorse an individual when accessing education, housing or social programs. Presently ERIII will no longer provide letters for access. ERII encourages Metis individuals to apply for citizenship.
If you planning to attend or enroll with a post secondary institution, please contact ERIII Registry Intake office for more information. 306.695.3425
ERIII has a women's representative who is a member of the provincial Metis women's body Le Fille de Madaline.
This position is elected by members of ERIII.
Having a regional women's group provides direction to address women's issues and generates discussion provincially and locally.
A Metis Youth representative is appointed from the Regional Council.
This individual participates with the MN-S Youth Council and presents youth issues both provincially and locally.