Willow Lake Métis Nation’s Acquisition of Land in Anzac

MLT Aikins acted for WLMN on this historic land purchase.

Willow Lake Métis Nation (WLMN), a Métis community whose members primarily reside in Anzac, Alberta, has purchased land in Anzac to reset its ecosystem and provide their community a permanent home. The land acquisition was made possible thanks to the Astisiy partnership agreement with Suncor Energy signed last year.

The Nation has purchased approximately 205 acres of land. Sohkastwâwin, which includes an eco-bison ranch and local food source, community culture centre, Métis housing, and local power generation, will provide a sustainable future for WLMN. Sohkastwâwin is the community’s way of taking climate action and ensuring a resilient Nation.

The MLT Aikins’ team consisted of Billie Fortier (Picture) and Ashley Ragan and paralegal Janette Jugaru. 

Involved fees earner: Billie Fortier – MLT Aikins; Ashley Ragan – MLT Aikins;

Law Firms: MLT Aikins;

Clients: Willow Lake Métis Nation;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano