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AAWG Meets in Yellowknife

May 12, 2015 Yellowknife, NT: The Métis National Council attended the eighth meeting of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG), which is made up of the Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and the leaders of the National Aboriginal Organizations. Continue reading

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Important recommendations on reconciliation with Métis included in report of Special Representative to Minister Valcourt

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Underway in New York City

April 20, 2015 New York, NY: The 14th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UN PFII) is currently underway at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters with hundreds of Indigenous peoples from around the world participating. Continue reading

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Important recommendations on reconciliation with Métis included in report of Special Representative to Minister Valcourt

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Canada and Métis Nation sign Métis Economic Development Accord

MARCH 19, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB: The third Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS III) concluded today with significant progress on the Métis Nation’s economic agenda. Continue reading

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Hydro Deal Drives Métis Economic Development in Manitoba

A twenty year deal between the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba Hydro is shaping up as a critical part of long-term Métis economic development in that province. Continue reading

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Métis Rights Come to Oilsands

On March 10-11, 2015, major oilsands corporations joined with Métis Locals and businesses in a symposium on Métis history, land and resource rights and economic development in Fort McMurray . Continue reading

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Edmonton and Vancouver roundtables find Industry partnerships key to economic development strategy

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Saskatoon Roundtable Sharpens Recommendations for a Long-term Métis Economic Development Strategy

The roundtable was the first in a series of regional engagement sessions in advance of MEDS III for the review and validation of recommendations that have been developed to date for the consideration of MEDS Principals. Continue reading

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Toward a Métis Economic Development Strategy

The Hon. Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and MNC President Clément Chartier have taken an important step in advancing Métis economic development by jointly inviting provincial Aboriginal Affairs ministers and Métis leaders from the five westernmost provinces to take part in the upcoming Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS) III, which will take place in Winnipeg on March 18-19, 2015. Continue reading

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