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PM Announces New Space for Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit in Ottawa

June 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON: Leaders of Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit joined Prime Minister Trudeau today in a ceremony marking further steps on road to reconciliation including the transformation of the former U.S. Embassy building facing Parliament into a new space for Indigenous Peoples. Continue reading

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National Indigenous Leaders and Federal Ministers Declare Intent to Co-develop Indigenous Languages Legislation

JUne 15, 2017 Ottawa, ON: Métis Nation, First Nations, and Inuit leaders joined Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to announce their intent to co-develop Indigenous languages legislation aimed at revitalizing and promoting Indigenous languages. Continue reading

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Glen McCallum elected Métis Nation-Saskatchewan President in Huge Turnout at Polls

May 27, 2017 Saskatoon, SK: The MN-S completed its return to democratic accountability on Saturday with close to 5,000 citizens of the MNS voting. Glen McCallum was elected President and Gerald Morin was re-elected as Vice-President.
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Métis Nation Meets with Minister of Finance Morneau

May 24, 2017 Winnipeg, MB: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau sat down with MNC President Chartier and Vice-President Chartrand in the Manitoba Metis Federation building in Winnipeg to discuss ways to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and the Métis Nation. Continue reading

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Clément Chartier re-elected to 5th Term as President of Métis National Council

Faced with a spirited challenge from Métis Nation of Alberta Regional Director Bev New, Chartier gets mandate to head Métis Nation into talks with Trudeau Government under recently signed Canada-Métis Nation Accord. Continue reading

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Canada and Indigenous Leaders Celebrate 10th anniversary of UNDRIP at the UN

On April 25, Métis Nation President Chartier joined National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirtiit Kanatami President Natan Obed and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett at the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum … Continue reading

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Prime Minister and Métis Nation leaders Sign Accord at Summit in Ottawa

April 13, 2017 Prime Minister Trudeau, Métis Nation President Chartier, and the Presidents of the MNC Governing Members signed the Canada-Métis Nation Accord during the first Métis Nation-Crown Summit in Ottawa. Continue reading

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Métis Nation – Crown Summit to Take Place on Thursday April 13, 2017

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To Vimy, Juno Beach and Back

President Chartrand of the Manitoba Metis Federation, also the Métis National Council’s Minister of Veterans Affairs, reflects on his travels to Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach as part of the delegation led by Prime Minister Trudeau. Continue reading

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A Métis Patriot’s Long Journey Home

In advance of the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017, a Métis Nation delegation in France visits Juno Beach where Lennard Morin of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, finds the grave of his uncle who died days after the D-Day landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Continue reading

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