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Welcome to Kikino Métis Settlement

The land base at Kikino Métis Settlement, a Métis community of over 1100 resident members, is comprised of 107,635 acres. The Settlement is situated in north-eastern Alberta where it shares a boundary with Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement.
While the local economy at Kikino is diverse, as with the other seven Settlements, it is grounded in the land and the ability to live off the land and its resources. Kikino has benefited from successful oil and gas exploration and development, as well as forestry resources. Today, the local economy emphasizes construction, ranching, aggregate sales, oilfield activities and tourism.
Kikino is home to a number of exceptional musicians and performers that have truly made a mark in Métis history. This Settlement is home to the renowned Kikino Northern Lights Dancers, a youth dance group known locally and nationally for their astounding talent in traditional Métis dance. The dance group was started in 1978, by a group of Kikino Métis Elders who identified a need to teach their young people Métis traditional dance and music. By teaching the youth these traditions and others, Métis culture and values are maintained for future generations. Today, the Kikino Northern Lights Dancers are some of the finest Métis dancers and jiggers in Canada.
For more on the history of the settlement and the Metis of Alberta see our history page.
The Settlement Education department is responsible for:
STI (Strategic Training Initiatives)
Provides financial assistance to those who wish to further their education and skills training. See below for details on Post Secondary Funding Program.
Post Secondary Funding Program.
The Kikino Métis Settlement has Post Secondary funding available for students wishing to pursue their education. Post secondary funding is provided through the Strategic Training Initiatives and the Trust Fund Education Program.
Resource Room - located in the Community Centre Multi Purpose Room.
The resource room provides career and employment resources for the members of Kikino Métis Settlement.
Career Cruising
Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages use our tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio. Our add-on products extend Career Cruising’s functionality, making it easier for schools to manage their course selection process, communities to meet their workforce development needs, and students to prepare for the SAT/ACT. Learn more about implementing Career Cruising at your school, library, or employment center on our Products page.
Finding Your Path: As an example, below is what you can find on the Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) website.  
for more information; See under Resources Tab in the Learning Communities Site:

Develop your plan and put it into action using the best information on education and training. All you need to know is right here.
Plan Your Post-Secondary
University or the trades? Diploma or degree? Workplace training? Learn about post-secondary education, training and apprenticeship program options to support your career goals.
Explore Schools & Programs
Get the goods on more than 2,500 programs and a wide selection of accredited schools and training institutions that are recognized by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.
Apply for Admissions and Services
You've chosen your career path and the school you want to attend, now access information on how to apply and other services available.
Transfer Schools & Programs
Changing programs, schools or provinces? Here is current accurate information. Find out about certification and registration requirements for certain occupations in Alberta.
Fund Your Post-Secondary Education or Training
Access sources of funding such as scholarships, grants, bursaries and loans.
Kikino Metis Settlement Services:
  • Post Office
  • Kikino General Store – Food, Gas
  • Kikino Silver Birch Resort – Food, Gas, Camping, Cabins
  • Fire Truck – Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Potable Water Delivery
  • Health Unit
  • Recreation (Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Dance) and other Community Activities
  • Family Literacy Program

Learning Opportunities Mentor Circles

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Kikino Métis Settlement Community

Community Co-ordinator
Donna White

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