President's Corner:

Important Speeches

  • President Chartier meets with Premiers at Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • On July 24, 2013 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: President Chartier participated in the 10th annual meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders.

    You can download President Chartier’ Opening Remarks here

  • President Chartier Speaks at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation President’s Forum
  • On July 8, 2013 Ottawa, ON: Nearly 200 teachers, Aboriginal and Political leaders meet in Ottawa to hear and discuss possible solutions on various issues in education faced by Aboriginal people across Canada.

    You can download the article here

  • Métis Nation and Canada’s Labour Force Development
  • The Parliament Hill Times policy briefing on Aboriginal issues on June 17th, 2013, includes an op-ed article by MNC President Clément Chartier highlighting the unique and dynamic role that Métis people play in the Canada’s labour force development.

    You can download the article here

  • Aboriginal Lands and Natural Resources Forum
  • On May 31, 2013 Ottawa, ON: President Chartier spoke at the Aboriginal lands and Natural Resources Forum on Métis Land and Natural Resources Development – The Daniels Case and Its Implications.

    You can download the article here

  • State of the Nation Address
  • On March 23, 2013 Vancouver, BC: In his State of the Nation Address to the MNC General Assembly, President Chartier speaks to the importance of the history, rights and integrity of the Métis National Council celebrates its 30th anniversary.

    You can download President’s Opening Remarks here

  • Métis Nation Industry Roundtable 2013
  • On March 22, 2013 Vancouver, BC: The Métis National Council hosted an Industry Roundtable on Skills, Partnerships & Economic Growth.  This two day forum was dedicated to exploring ways in which industry and the Métis Nation can collaborate in generating employment and wealth.

    You can download President’s Opening Remarks here

  • At the Core of the Métis Decision, a Simple Clarification
  • On January 15, 2013: President Chartier expresses his views on the Federal Court Daniels decision in The Globe And Mail.

    You can download the article here

  • President Chartier Appears before the Standing Committee on Official Languages
  • On November 29, 2012 – Ottawa, ON: President Chartier, jointed by Métis Elder Norman Fleury appeared before the Committee, chaired by Michael Chong, MP for Wellington- Halton Hills.  Also appearing the Canadian Parents for French and French for the Future organizations.

    You can download the article here

  • The Evolution and Future Direction of the Métis Nation Governance System
  • On October 3, 2012 – Saskatoon: President Chartier spoke at the 20th anniversary conference at the Aboriginal Government Employees Network in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

    You can download the article here.

  • Toward a Métis Nation Constitution
  • On September 30, 2012 – Vancouver: In a keynote address at the MNBC 2012 Annual General Meeting, President Chartier outlined why a constitution was needed and spoke about importance of the process that would result in achieving this goal.

    You can download the article here.

  • Métis Nation Constitution Workshop Keynote Speech
  • On September 29, 2012, President Clément Chartier spoke at the MMF 44th AGA Workshop.

    You can download the article here.

  • Spotlight on Métis Nation Struggle at McGill University
  • On September 25, 2012, President Clément Chartier spoke on the emergence  and evolution of the Métis Nation during McGill University’s Aboriginal Awareness Week in Montreal.

    You can download the article here.

  • Métis Nation Constitution Workshop Keynote Speech
  • On August 17, 2012, President Clément Chartier spoke at the MNA AGA Workshop.
    You can download the article here.

  • Spotlight on Métis Nation Role in Saskatchewan’s Economic Future
  • On May 30, 2012, MNC President Clément Chartier spoke of the opportunities and challenges facing the Métis people in Saskatchewan’s economic growth story at at the Saskatchewan Forum 2012 in Regina sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada.

  • You can download the article here.
  • Remarks by MNC President Clément Chartier Roundtable on Aboriginal Engagement and Participation in Major Resource Development ProjectsOn May 22, 2012, President Clément Chartier set out the opportunities and challenges to effective engagement of the Métis in the development of major resources sector projects and encouraged the federal government to resolve outstanding Métis land claims in order to accelerate economic development.
    You can download the article here.
  • Speech in the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal PeoplesOn May 15, 2012, President Clément Chartier participated in a full morning session of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples dedicated to examining the evolving recognition of the collective identity and rights of the Métis in Canada.
    You can download the article here.
  • Inspiring Approaches: Change Makers SummitOn April 17, 2012, President Clément Chartier addressed the challenges and opportunities surrounding Métis education at the Inspiring Approaches in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning Summit in Aylmer, Quebec.
    You can download the article here.
  • Opening Remarks by President Chartier to the Métis Nation Gateway Summit, Grande PrairieOn March 15, 2012, President Clément Chartier spoked at the Métis Nation Economic Development Summit 2012.
    You can download the article here.
  • Métis Nation Constitution Workshop Keynote SpeechOn December 11, 2011, President Clément Chartier spoke at the Métis Nation Constitution Workshop.
    You can download the article here.
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