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Métis Nation of Alberta President receives Aboriginal Achievement Award in Politics.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON (Nov. 24, 2010) – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier congratulates Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) President Audrey Poitras for being selected as a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) in Politics. “This is truly a feat and President Poitras is very well deserving,” says Chartier. “She […]

by NationTalk on November 24, 20101951 Views

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Women of the Métis Nation Echo Concern over Federal Government’s $10 Million Dollar Plan for Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women

Ottawa, ON (Nov. 24, 2010) – The Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) stands united with their sisters across Canada with concern over the recent $10 million dollar federal strategy to address the hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in the country. The October 29, 2010 announcement came as promised by Prime […]

by NationTalk on November 24, 20101644 Views

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Louis Riel Day takes on Greater Importance

MEDIA RELEASE Louis Riel Day takes on Greater Importance Winnipeg, MB (November 16, 2010) – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier joined Métis from across the homeland today at the gravesite of Louis Riel in Winnipeg. 125 years ago, the Métis Leader was hanged for treason after leading the 1885 North-West Resistance and the […]

by NationTalk on November 16, 20101713 Views

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Louis Riel Day takes on Greater Importance

MEDIA RELEASE Louis Riel Day takes on Greater Importance Winnipeg, MB (November 16, 2010) – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier joined Métis from across the homeland today at the gravesite of Louis Riel in Winnipeg. 125 years ago, the Métis Leader was hanged for treason after leading the 1885 North-West Resistance and the […]

by NationTalk on November 16, 20101391 Views

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Métis National Council Statement on Manitoba Métis Policy

Statement Winnipeg, ON (November 15, 2010) – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier delivered the following statement in acknowledge of today’s historic event at the Manitoba Legislature. “On behalf of the Métis Nation, I’d like to congratulate Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand and the Government of Manitoba for developing the Manitoba Métis Policy […]

by NationTalk on November 16, 20101733 Views

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Métis National Council welcomes Canada’s long awaited endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, ON (Nov. 12 2010) – The Métis National Council (MNC) views Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a positive step for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for Canada’s Aboriginal population. Métis National Council President Clément Chartier says, “Ever since […]

by NationTalk on November 13, 20102209 Views

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The Métis Nation draws child wellness and disabilities to the forefront

MEDIA ADVISORY The Métis Nation draws child wellness and disabilities to the forefront Ottawa, ON (October 29, 2010) – The Métis National Council (MNC) will host four days of discussions in Winnipeg beginning November 2nd focused on finding ways of improving employment opportunities for Métis persons living with disabilities and child wellness. The Métis Child […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 20102326 Views

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The Voice of the Women of the Métis Nation grows louder over social issues

Media Release Saskatoon, SK (October 24, 2010) – following an intense, two day strategic meeting in Saskatoon, the Métis women from across Ontario to British Columbia, are mapping a clear path in addressing the string of issues facing the Métis Nation. For the newly elected President of the Women of the Métis Nation, says the […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 20102586 Views

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Johnston Family Appeal

Ottawa, ON – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier expressed his disappointment today with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision not to hear Grace Johnston’s appeal to block the disinterment of her late son, Constable Leo Johnston.Const. Johnston was one of four RCMP officers killed in the line of duty in Mayerthorpe, Alberta in […]

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081865 Views

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Métis National Council Eager to Work with Conservative Government

Ottawa, ON (October 15) – Métis National Council President Clément Chartier today offered his congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada on winning another minority government.“Just prior to the election call we started to forge a new relationship between the Métis National Council and the Government of Canada with the […]

by NationTalk on October 15, 20081829 Views

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Election 2008 – Federal Party Métis Platforms

Analysis of Federal Party Platforms on Métis Issue On September 29th, 2008, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council (MNC) wrote to all federal parties requesting their policy positions on Métis issues. Read the responses.Read President Chartier’s Letter to Party Leaders (PDF) Read the Liberal Response (PDF) Read the Bloc Québécois Response – in […]

by NationTalk on October 9, 20081348 Views

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Province Provides $18 Million to Boost Métis Settlements Self-sufficiency

Sept. 18, 2008 Agreement supports effective governance, enhanced accountability, long-term sustainability Edmonton… The Government of Alberta will provide up to $18 million in conditional grants over the next three years to support ongoing efforts to improve local autonomy and economic self-sufficiency for the province’s eight Métis Settlements.Under an agreement signed by Aboriginal Relations Minister Gene […]

by NationTalk on September 17, 20081919 Views

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Media Advisory: Metis National Council’s General Assembly 2007

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Oct. 12, 2007) – The Metis National Council’s General Assembly 2007 and Election for the MNC President will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, 2007 in Ottawa at the Delta Ottawa hotel. Press conference will follow the MNC Presidential Election on Saturday. Date: Saturday, October 13, 2007Place: 350 Sparks Street, […]

by NationTalk on October 13, 20071820 Views

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Elections for MNC President to Proceed – Métis Leaders Deplore Need for Court Order

OTTAWA, Sept. 19 – Elections for President of the Métis National Council (MNC) will take place on October 13 – 14, 2007 in Ottawa as proposed by four of the five members of the MNC Board of Governors, despite the interventions by former MNC President Clem Chartier and the President of the Manitoba Métis Federation […]

by NationTalk on September 19, 20072012 Views

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MNC President Elections Put Off Indefinitely – Métis Leaders Deplore Legal Action by Former MNC President and MMF President

SASKATOON, Sept. 12 – The leaders of four of the five governing members of the Métis National Council (MNC) condemn the actions of Past MNC President Clem Chartier and MMF President David Chartrand to have the courts intervene in the affairs of the MNC and to de-rail the holding of the elections for MNC President […]

by NationTalk on September 13, 20072108 Views

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Métis Leaders Appalled at Request for Court Intervention by MNC Past President

For Immediate Release MEDIA ADVISORY SASKATOON (September 12, 2007) – Four of the five provincial governing members of the Métis National Council will hold a news conference today at 5:00 p.m. EDT to respond to a court order being requested by MNC past-President Clement Chartier and MMF President David Chartrand which would have the effect […]

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071771 Views

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Injunction Sought to Protect Metis National Council

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Aug. 23, 2007) – Metis National Council (MNC) President Clement Chartier and Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand announced today that a court injunction is being sought to protect democracy and restore order to the Metis National Council. The matter will be heard before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on September 6th […]

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071959 Views

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Métis National Council’s Board of Governors appoints MNBC President Dumont MNC Interim President

OTTAWA, Aug. 1 – The Métis National Council (MNC) has appointed an Interim President from among its Board of Governors to fill the vacancy created by the expiry of the term of office of Clément Chartier. Bruce Dumont, President of the Métis Nation British Columbia, has been named Interim President until elections for MNC President […]

by NationTalk on August 1, 20073064 Views

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Metis National Council Offers Support to Métis Nation of Alberta on Métis Harvesting

OTTAWA, July 3 – President of the Métis National Council (MNC) Clément Chartier offered today his support to the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and its leadership in their response to the Alberta’s Government termination of the Interim Métis Harvesting Agreement (IMHA) and failure to put into place a new mutually agreeable accommodation with the […]

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071902 Views

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MNC Congratulates the Newly Elected MN-S leadership

OTTAWA, June 28 – The Métis National Council extends its congratulations to all the elected and acclaimed candidates in the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan election. Although official results will not be posted until later, The MNC extends its sincerest congratulatory sentiments to President-elect Mr. Robert Doucette, and the newly elected Provincial Métis Council. “This election […]

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071966 Views

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Women of the Métis Nation is Hopeful After the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit

CORNER BROOK, NL, June 25 – Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) is hopeful after the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit. At the closing of the summit on June 22, each of the national Aboriginal organizations, representatives from the provincial and territorial governments, and the federal government joined Premier Williams in committing to work with the […]

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071827 Views

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Métis National Council Calls on Federal Government to Deal with Métis Claims

‘JUSTICE AT LAST’ MUST BE ‘JUSTICE FOR ALL’ OTTAWA, June 14 – Today, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council (MNC) called on the Harper Government to begin work with the Métis Nation in order to develop and implement a Métis-specific process to resolve outstanding Métis claims from Ontario westward. President Chartier congratulated the […]

by NationTalk on June 14, 20071956 Views

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Media advisory – Women of the Métis Nation will be an Active Participant in National Aboriginal Women’s Summit

OTTAWA, June 14 – Women of the Métis Nation is pleased to announce that it will be an active participant in the upcoming National Aboriginal Women’s Summit to be held from June 20th to June 22nd in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Women of the Métis Nation will be sending ten delegates to participate in […]

by NationTalk on June 14, 20071701 Views

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MNC Welcomes Federal Bureaucrats’ Recommendation that the Government Back UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

OTTAWA, June 8 – The Métis National Council strongly supports recommendation by three federal departments that Canada should take a leading role in adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. According to the international human rights watchdog Amnesty International, Canadian officials within the departments of Indian Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence […]

by NationTalk on June 11, 20071713 Views

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MNC and University of Alberta Launch Métis Historical Online Database

EDMONTON, AB, May 4 – Métis National Council and University of Alberta today in Edmonton launched The Métis National Council Historical Online Database. This project of the highest significance for the Métis Nation is a part of the Métis National Council’s National Research Initiative, and is a result of three years of extensive research by […]

by NationTalk on May 6, 20072628 Views

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Metis Call Upon Conservative Government To Respect Metis Veterans for Service and Sacrifice

For Immediate Release Winnipeg, Manitoba (March 30, 2007). Today Metis Veterans from across the Metis Nation Homeland meet to tackle immediate challenges they face with a government reluctant to recognize their plight. The National Metis Veterans Association is hosting a conference for Metis Veterans at the Manitoba Metis Federation Home Offices. Today’s conference emphasizes the […]

by NationTalk on March 31, 20071773 Views

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Health Agreement Signed Between Metco Ventures Inc. and Métis National Council

WINNIPEG, MB, March 28 – Yesterday, Managing Director of Metco Ventures Inc. Rick Boucher, also Vice President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1, and Métis National Council (MNC) Vice-President David Chartrand, MNC Minister of Health, signed a one-year Métis Health Human Resources Initiative (MHHRI) agreement providing nearly of $1.5 million to increase Alberta […]

by NationTalk on March 29, 20072537 Views

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National Aboriginal Organizations Applaud Passage of Private Members Bill to Honour Crown’s Commitments on 2005 Kelowna Accord

OTTAWA, March 22 – The leaders of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Assembly of First Nations and Métis National Council – today welcomed the vote by the House of Commons to adopt a law signifying the Government of Canada’s dedication to honour its commitments in the 2005 Kelowna Accord to tackle acute housing, health and education hardships […]

by NationTalk on March 22, 20072117 Views

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The Métis Nation welcomes the passing of Bill C-292: An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord

Ottawa, ON (March 22, 2007) The Métis National Council is pleased to see that Bill C-292, which is of highest significance to the Métis Nation, passed third reading last night in the House of Commons. Bill C-292: An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord will now head to the Senate for royal ascent. In November […]

by NationTalk on March 22, 20071921 Views

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The 2007 Budget: A Missed Opportunity

Ottawa, ON (March 20, 2007) – David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and Minister of Finance for the Métis National Council (MNC), expressed disappointment with the 2007 Federal Budget announcement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty. President Chartrand explained that “despite the $11 billion spent on Aboriginal peoples, less than one percent is for […]

by NationTalk on March 21, 20071824 Views

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Métis National Council – Media advisory

OTTAWA, March 19 – On behalf of the Métis National Council and our Governing Members, please be advised that the president of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Tony Belcourt, will act as the spokesperson for the Métis National Council in the response to the federal Government’s 2007 Budget announcement. President Belcourt will be available to […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 20071627 Views

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Women of the Métis Nation Calls for Action on Racist and Sexist Email Distribution

Ottawa, ON (March 7, 2007) – Women of the Métis Nation is dismayed at the issue of the racist email that has been disseminated by the Science and Industry department in the Northwest Territories. Tomorrow is the International Women’s Day, and the Federal Government has continually indicated that it understands the plight of Aboriginal women. […]

by NationTalk on March 8, 20072088 Views

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Métis National Council Concerned About Edmonton Police Service Exploitation of Vulnerable Aboriginal Women

Ottawa, ON (February 9, 2007) Métis National Council is deeply concerned about allegations that Aboriginal sex-trade workers were recruited to take drugs so they could be studied by the Edmonton Police in a training exercise. Regardless of whether or not these women gave their consent to participate in this “training,” Métis National Council would never […]

by NationTalk on February 10, 20071938 Views

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Health Canada and Métis National Council announce $10 M funding to improve the Health of Métis People

OTTAWA (February 6, 2007) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and the Métis National Council Minister of Health David Chartrand, today announced the $10 million Health and Human Resources Initiative to improve health of Métis people. The news conference and signing ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza in Ottawa. This funding of […]

by NationTalk on February 6, 20071824 Views

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Canada’s New Government Announces Health Human Resources Initiative with the Métis Nation

OTTAWA – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced $10 million in funding to support efforts to increase the number of Métis working in Canada`s health care system. The Minister made the announcement at the Meeting of the Métis Nation Health Committee attended by the Métis National Council (MNC) Minister of Health David […]

by NationTalk on February 6, 20072103 Views

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Métis Nation Prepares For Launch of Multi Million Dollar Health and Human Resources Initiative

MEDIA ADVISORY Ottawa, ON (Feb. 2, 2007) On behalf of the Métis National Council, our Governing Members and Health Canada – all media are invited to the following: PRESS CONFERENCE Where: Crown Plaza Hotel 101 Lyon Street Ottawa, ON (Pinnacle Room – PH floor) When: Monday, Feb. 5th, 2007 Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm Who: […]

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071629 Views

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IMPORTANT REMINDER – Métis Nation of Alberta Responds to Appeal Court’s Ruling on Interim Métis Harvesting Agreement

      Edmonton, AB (January 24, 2007) – Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the MNA Provincial Council, will hold a press conference to respond to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently released decision in the R. v. Kipp Kelley (“the Kelley appeal”). The press conference will be […]

by NationTalk on January 24, 20071837 Views

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Stage is set for Métis Nation – Saskatchewan election

Saskatoon, SK (January 22, 2007) – After years of uncertainty, the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan has finally set the wheels in motion to hold a long awaited, much anticipated province-wide Métis election. A meeting was held today in Saskatoon to work out the initial details leading up to a Métis Nation Legislative Assembly (MNLA) this […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20072063 Views

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Métis National Council Reacts To Conservative Government’s “Error” on Inclusion of Ile a la Crosse Residential School

MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, ON (January 18, 2007) – Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, expressed disappointment today with respect to the Conservative Government’s announcement it would not follow through on its election commitment to include the Ile a la Crosse Residential School in the Government of Canada’s Residential School compensation package. The Ile […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20073385 Views

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