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Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Call for Submissions

The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature is now open for submissions! Eligible manuscripts and books published between 15 February 2013 and 14 February 2015must be submitted by publishers no later than 15 February 2015. Established by CODE in … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

With snow starting to fall and another year coming to an end, the time to spread Christmas cheer is finally upon us! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy today and throughout the coming year. Continue reading

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MNC President and Minister Valcourt Pursue Métis Nation Protocol Agenda

President Clément Chartier and the Hon. Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), met in Ottawa today to pursue a number of key priorities under the Protocol, in particular the planning of the third Métis Economic Development Symposium and the development of a long term Métis economic development strategy. Continue reading

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Métis Nation Meeting Labour Market Needs of Canadian Economy

Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey released today show encouraging progress on Métis employment but also significant gaps with the general population that remain to be filled. Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in Daniels

The Métis National Council welcomes the opportunity to have the Supreme Court of Canada make a final determination on the issue as to whether the Métis fall within s.91(24) of the Constitution Act 1867. Continue reading

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MMF AGA Returns to Heart of Métis Homeland in Winnipeg

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) returned to the heart of the homeland with its 46th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the City of Winnipeg at the Assiniboia Downs on November 15th and 16th. The theme of the AGA was “Reclaiming Our Inheritance: Our Journey Home”. Continue reading

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“The Act of Remembrance” read in Michif at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11, 2014 Ottawa, ON: Métis Veteran Alex Maurice attended the Remembrance Day ceremony where he laid a wreath on behalf of the Métis National Council and delivered the Act of Remembrance in the Michif language. 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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Métis Nation delegates participate in NAWS IV

Membertou, NS (October 22, 2014): Forth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit (NAWS IV) on Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women and Girls wraps up with discussions focused on Equity, Empowerment and Leadership.
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Métis Nation delegates participate in 4th National Aboriginal Women’s Summit

Membertou, NS (October 20, 2014): Métis National Council President Clément Chartier and Women of the Métis Nation President Melanie Omeniho, together with Métis women representatives and a Métis Elder are participating in the fourth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit (NAWS IV) taking place in Membertou, Nova Scotia, starting today and continuing though Wednesday. Continue reading

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