President's Corner:

Métis Rights

An important role of Métis Nation governing bodies is to continue the historical struggle  for the recognition of Métis rights.  On September 19, 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark decision in R. v. Powley which recognized and affirmed the existence of Métis as a distinct Aboriginal people with existing rights protected by s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. This landmark case is central to the Métis Nation agenda  as are other Métis rights litigations, some ongoing. For a better understanding of these cases, please see the annual Métis Law Summary produced by Métis lawyer, Jean Teillet.

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Métis Nation Gateway

This is a place for all Métis Nation citizens to find and share information on Métis governance. 

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CSLS released report on Métis in the Mining Industry

CSLS released a report entitled "Labour Market Prospects for the Métis in the Canadian Mining Industry."

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Métis Nation Economic Development Portal

Provides business support, partnership development, community development and education to Métis citizens and businesses. 

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Métis Nation Constitutional Reform Portal

Consultation of the constitutional reform process and how citizens to participate in the process

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Métis Nation Electoral Reform Portal

Consultation process and how citizens to participate in the process

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Métis Intra-Government Communication Tool

To promote communication activities and to support fast collaborations across different Métis governments. 

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Métis Nation Veterans Portal

Information and Resources for Métis Nation Veterans

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Métis Nation Healing Portal

Métis-specific information on Residential Schools 

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Métis Nation Disabilities Portal

Information and Resources for Métis Disabilities

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Métis Nation Rights Portal

In support of Métis Nation Rights and Legislation

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Métis Nation Health/Well-Being Research Portal

A comprehensive site on health information for the Métis people.

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Métis Nation Historical Database

You can search, explore and build your family tree and learn about Métis genealogy in the Métis National Council historical database.

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