Expert Panel

The Expert Panel exists by virtue of a resolution at the 2021 MNC Annual General Assembly on 09-29-2021. You can find this resolution contained within the Terms of Reference shared below.

The mandate of the Expert Panel is to review the history of the seven Ontario communities (“Seven Communities”) through the lens of the National Definition and contemporary Métis governance.

The Expert Panel will prepare quarterly reports, which will be submitted to the MNC Board of Governors who will provide it to the MNC General Assembly. The Expert Panel will prepare a Discussion Paper to be presented to the MNC Board of Governors who will adopt or amend to present to the MNC General Assembly.

Submissions to the Expert Panel

Requirements for written submissions to the Expert Panel:

  • Must be received June 1, 2024
  • Written briefs will be limited to 10 pages
  • Must be in the form of a brief, single-spaced, 12pt font
  • Briefs must include the submitter's name and contact information, must clearly state the submission's relevance to the Panel's focus, and must address questions presented.

The Expert Panel will acknowledge any submissions (in a non-monetary way) which could include a list at the end of the Expert Panel’s report.

Submissions can be sent to [email protected]

Community Roundtables

The Expert Panel will be conducting a series of roundtables, dates are listed below:

February 27-28, 2024: the afternoon of February 27, 2024 for the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Communities; February 28, 2024 for other MNO presenters

March 27th, 2024: MNO Communities who were unable to make February date

March 28th, 2024: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) presenters

April 17, 2024: for Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)

May 22, 2024: for Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MN-S)

*more dates and roundtable discussions to be added.


The Expert Panel will issue quarterly reports, the dates are listed below:

The Q1 report is due January 26, 2024

The Q2 report is due April 16, 2024

The Q3 report is due July 26, 2024

The final report is due August 30, 2024.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

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