Métis Nation of Ontario
Community Information Sessions Announced
Last year proved to be a very busy and productive year for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) at the local, regional and provincial levels. From the federal election, to the hearing of the Harry Daniels v. Canada case at the Supreme Court of Canada, to passage of the Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat Act, the Métis Nation is on the move in 2016!
In order to provide Métis citizens and Métis leadership at the local and regional levels updates on progress being made nationally and provincially, the MNO is holding a series of Community Information Sessions throughout February in order to provide updates on the following:
- Métis rights and legal issues, including, the pending decision from the Supreme Court of Canada in Harry Daniels v. Canada, Métis harvesting and the development of a Métis claims process to address Métis land and rights related issues;
- The relationship with the federal government, including, the Liberal Party’s commitments to the Métis Nation, the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations and the upcoming Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls
- The relationship with the provincial government, including, developments under the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement, the passage of the Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat Act in December 2015 and moving forward on implementing this ground-breaking legislation with Métis citizens and Community Councils.
- Updates on programs, services and supports available to Métis citizens across the province in the areas of labour market training, education, health and much more!
The currently scheduled meetings are as follows:
- February 6, 2016 – 9am-12noon – Best Western Nor’Wester Hotel, Thunder Bay
- February 7, 2016 – 9am-12noon – Brian Orser Hall, Midland
- February 20, 2016 – 9am-12noon – Cedar Meadows Resort, Timmins
- February 21, 2016 – 9am-12noon – Radisson Hotel, Sudbury
- February 27, 2016 – 9am-12noon – Toronto – Location TBD
For those citizens that are not able to attend these meetings, the MNO will make all of the materials and presentations from these meetings available online.
“This is an exciting time for the Métis Nation both provincially and federally! Through these Community Information Sessions, we want to ensure Métis citizens and Community Councils have information about the opportunities before the MNO and to capitalize on those opportunities. It is only by working—together—that we will advance our collective agenda as Ontario Métis,” said MNO President Lipinski.
For more information about the upcoming Community Information Sessions please contact your Regional Councillor or the MNO’s Associate Chief Operating Officer, Margaret Froh at 1-800-263-4889 or email@example.com.
Metis Nation of Ontario
500 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa Ontario K1N 9G4