Where We Are
Fishing Lake Metis Settlement (in Cree, Packechawanis) is one of the original twelve colonies of the Metis 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. Independence and self-governance are an important part of the Metis 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.
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. We want everyone living in FLMS to feel connected and able to access everything they need to be happy, healthy and prosperous.
Metis 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 Metis, and only a small percentage live in Metis settlements. Our history is one of hardship, rebellion and a continuing effort to tell our part of the Canadian story.
Herb Lehr, Chair
Wayne Daniels, Vice Chair
Monica Cardinal, Councillor
Kristen Lindsay, Councillor
Travis Daniels, Councillor