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THE MNC EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO THE VILLAGE OF LA LOCHE

The Métis National Council leadership and staff extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to all families of those involved in the tragic events that occurred Friday, January 22, 2016 and to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Continue reading

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Métis Nation Mourns Deaths in La Loche

Ottawa, ON (January 22, 2016) – Métis National Council President Clément Chartier expressed his shock and horror at the shooting deaths in the predominantly Métis community of La Loche in northwestern Saskatchewan. Continue reading

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MNC Participates in Planning of National Health Accord Renewal

January 21, 2016, Vancouver: Indigenous leaders, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and provincial and territorial health ministers agreed yesterday on the participation of First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation in the planning of national Health Accord renewal. Continue reading

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Prime Minister Meets with National Aboriginal Leaders to Begin Reconciliation

December 16, 2015 Ottawa, ON: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and seven Cabinet Ministers met today with National Aboriginal Leaders in Ottawa, earning praise from Métis Nation leaders for his commitment to advance toward reconciliation. Continue reading

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New Canada-Métis Nation Relationship Begins

The MNC and federal Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett began to chart a new course in Canada-Métis Nation relations at a meeting in Ottawa on December 14. Continue reading

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Trudeau Government Acts on National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

DECEMBER 8, 2015 Ottawa, ON: The Government of Canada today announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Continue reading

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The Speech from the Throne and the Métis Nation

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Louis Riel Day Celebrated

November 16, 2015 Winnipeg, MB – President Chartier attended the Louis Riel Day commemoration ceremony at Louis Riel’s gravesite in St. Boniface. On November 16, 1885 Riel was executed for leading the Northwest Resistance in defence of Métis rights. Continue reading

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Forgotten: The Métis Residential School Experience

November 16, 2015 Winnipeg, MB: President Chartier attended the launch of newest exhibition on the Métis Residential School Experience at the Canadian Human Rights Museum. Continue reading

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Louis Riel Day

Every November 16th, the Métis Nation gathers in communities across the Homeland to remember our fearless leader, Louis Riel. This day marks the death of this dedicated leader who sacrificed his life in pursuit of recognition and acceptance of our people. For information on events happening across the Homeland please click below. Continue reading

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