The Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 promotes the political, social, cultural, and economic interests and rights of the Métis citizens and their families.

Our focus is to deliver programs and services to our community including: child and family services, social connection, health research, justice, housing, youth programs, education, human resources, economic development and natural resources.


To strengthen MNA organizational capacity in the area of governance, strategic legislative and policy coordination, business plan development and horizontal/vertical communication between the President's Office, the Executive, Provincial Council, MNA ministries and administration.


To participate in bilateral/multilateral processes of policy development with different orders of government and to coordinate and develop MNA governance policies through multi-disciplined and researched approaches to strategic analysis and action.


To establish, promote and support public and private sector partnerships that will improve the economic circumstances of Métis people.

Contact our office to learn more about partnerships in Economic development.


To establish, promote and support initatives that will improve the quality of life of Métis people.

Contact our office to learn more about Métis Status application.


I would like to welcome everyone to the Métis Nation of Alberta – Region 3’s new website.

I would like to take the time to thank the countless efforts and patience of our members during the COVID Pandemic. We wouldn’t be here without the dedicated support of our Volunteers, Staff, Seniors and our Elders.

Through the MNAR3’s website, we will inform our Southern Alberta Métis community on events, initiatives, programs and projects in our region and across the Homeland.

- Lawrence Gervais

Contact Information

Lawrence Gervais

Regional President

A successful leader for the past 17 years in Community Development, Workshop Facilitation, Program Evaluation, Fundraising, Public Speaking, and Government Relations.  Community and family always come first. Call or email me anytime for a coffee.

Judy Gentes

Regional Vice-President

Experienced Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Conflict Resolution, Event Management, Media Relations, and Administration. Strong information technology professional graduated from Reil Institute.

Kirk Poitras

Economic Development Advisor

Kirk is an Experienced Professional with a demonstrated successful history of working in the oil & energy sector. Well versed in Petroleum, Business Development, Commercial, Contract Management, and Indigenous engagement. Commercial Representative on the co-development of Environmental Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee. Agreements.

Ross Pambrun

Economic Corporate Business Liaison

Ross Pambrun provides Indigenous business conversation and enables corporate partnerships. An industry background in Energy as well as Occupational and Academic Heath compliments his role in developing business relationships within
energy infrastructure project origination &  development,
environmental consultation and health research.

Nicole Shepherd

Region 3 Consultation Coordinator

Nicole Shepherd, is the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Region 3 Consultation Coordinator and the first point of contact for projects that may have an impact on the Métis community within the MNA Region 3 area. Consultation is a formal legal process of the Crown’s requirements and the “duty to consult”. This assists Industry (proponents) to work with our community in order to determine and protect our traditional, cultural and ecological sites which helps us to maintain our quality of life.