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MEDSIII Retrospect

Métis rights recognition and management is surfacing as a central issue in advancing economic development for the Métis. Continue reading

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National Aboriginal Day

June 19, 2015 Ottawa, ON: National Aboriginal Day Ceremony once again held at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Confederation Park to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse culture, and to recognize the contributions of Métis, First Nation and Inuit peoples. Continue reading

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RCMP Releases Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview

Ottawa, June 19, 2015 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released an Update to the 2014 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview report. Continue reading

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President Chartier Meets Taiwan Indigenous Delegation

June 17, 2015 Ottawa, ON: A delegation from the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) of Taiwan came to Canada to learn about Indigenous people’s rights in Canada. Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION CHIEF COMMISSIONER MURRAY SINCLAIR

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Métis Nation and Federal Employment Minister talk jobs

MNC President Clément Chartier and Vice-President David Chartrand had productive talks with the Minister of Employment and Social Development (ESDC) Pierre Poilievre in Ottawa today, focused on means of strengthening Métis labour force development.
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MNC General Assembly Endorses Engagement with Ministerial Special Representative on Métis Reconciliation

The MNC General Assembly concluded its first day with a consensus of delegates from across the Métis homeland to work with MSR on clarifying Métis rights under section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982. Continue reading

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MNC Welcomes Canada’s Appointment of Special Representative on Métis Section 35 Rights

JUNE 4, 2015 Calgary, AB: At a meeting with Métis National Council Board of Governors today, the federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announced the appointment of Mr. Tom Isaac as the Ministerial Special Representative (MSR) on Métis reconciliation. Continue reading

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Media Contributes to Cone of Silence Surrounding Métis Residential Schools

JUNE 2, 2015 OTTAWA, ON: Sadly, the Canadian media has become part of the cone of silence surrounding the exclusion of Métis residential schools from the reconciliation ceremonies and recommendations in Ottawa over the past four days. Continue reading

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Métis Nation disappointed in Final Report of the TRC

JUNE 2, 2015 OTTAWA, ON: In its final report released today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission fails to address the need for the government of Canada to deal with the survivors of Métis residential schools. Continue reading

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