PRESIDENT Clément Chartier, a citizen of the Métis Nation, was born at Ile a la Crosse in Northwest Saskatchewan and raised in the nearby Métis community of Buffalo Narrows. He is a lawyer, writer, lecturer and activist and has served in both political and administrative capacities with numerous Indigenous peoples organizations nationally and internationally. President Chartier is best known for his work on Métis and Indigenous rights. In 2003, President Chartier was elected President of the Métis National Council and is currently serving his third-term. A seasoned political figure and recipient of a Queen’s Counsel distinction for his work in law, President Chartier has pushed the Métis Nation’s rights agenda at various levels of Canada’s judicial system and continues to provide counsel in on-going Métis-specific cases. Focused on strengthening the Métis Nation from its core – President Chartier’s goal during the next few years is to move the Métis Nation closer to adopting a new modern Métis Nation Constitution.