Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 29

Exploring Stakeholder: "Metis Nation"

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October 20, 2023

Residential school healing retreat had Métis survivors giggling, ‘staying up until 12:30 a.m.’

‘I felt I could say anything I want here,’ says survivor of Alberta retreat CBC Indigenous: Angie Crerar, who attended St. Joseph’s residential school in Fort Resolution, N.W.T., says she has carried a heavy weight for nearly three decades. As she’s gotten older, the Métis elder and knowledge keeper says her memories have become more...

March 24, 2023

From Île-à-la-Crosse to Brighton, England: ’60s Scoop survivors map journey of reconnection

Interactive project continues work to raise awareness, create connections and reunite long-lost relatives CBC News: Thinking about meeting his sister Patsy for the first time seven years ago is still tough for Sixties Scoop survivor Daniel Frost. “All I could do was look at her hands,” he recalled, still overwhelmed with emotion as he remembered how...

January 24, 2023

Métis survivors sue Saskatchewan, Canada over residential school

Class-action suit launched over the Île-à-la-Crosse school in northern Saskatchewan after Métis were left out of previous settlements. Toronto Star: For survivors of one of the oldest residential schools in Canada, it’s been a long time coming. Métis survivors who attended the Île-à-la-Crosse residential school in northern Saskatchewan have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Saskatchewan...

June 30, 2021

Call for a distinctions-based process Métis Residential School survivors

Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation (LFMO)– the National Indigenous Women’s Organization representing Métis women across the Métis Nation Motherland, is calling on the Federal Government to commit to a distinctions-based process and supports for Métis Residential School survivors and their families to heal in this unprecedented time of grief and...

May 8, 2019

MOU between Canada and Île-à-la-Crosse Boarding School survivors.

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) – welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Canada and a steering committee representing Île-à-la-Crosse Boarding School survivors. Survivors and their families were left out of the compensation agreement negotiated in the 1990s and were never compensated for the loss of their culture, language and traditions,...

January 23, 2017

Forgotten: The Métis Residential School Experience

“Forgotten: The Métis Residential School Experience” is a new exhibit mounted at the United Way of Winnipeg putting a spotlight on the Métis experience of residential schools in Canada. The exhibit is a series of photographs documenting residential schools in Manitoba and historical markers throughout Métis history....

June 2, 2015

TRC Final report fails Métis residential school survivors

In its final report released today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission fails to address the need for the government of Canada to deal with the survivors of Métis residential schools. “Other than a few of the recommendations that include Métis in proposed actions, we are treated as an afterthought”, said Métis National Council President Clément...

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