The president of the Metis National Council President says he wants to see a Metis constitution set up.

Clem Chartier explains that constitution could give the Metis the firm legal footing it needs to achieve self government.

Chartier raised the idea during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal People Wednesday.

He suggested the committee might have some ideas on how it could be created.

“This committee may be able to furnish valuable insight into how this legislation, a Canada Metis Nation Relations Act, could be crafted.”

Chartier said Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shown a real interest in resolving Metis isssues.