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August 24, 2023
MNO calls for talks with First Nations as chiefs plan rally to kill Métis self-government bill
“In our opinion, in fact, we should have a veto or be able to restrict those things when we don’t believe that those rights are belonging to real Indigenous nations.” — Jason Batise, executive director of the Wabun Tribal Council Métis Nation of Ontario President Margaret Froh and Jason Batise, executive director of the Wabun...
August 21, 2023
Métis Nation of Ontario Concludes 30th Annual General Assembly
NationTalk: Ottawa, ON – Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) concluded its 30th Annual General Assembly (AGA) held on August 17th to 20th in Ottawa. The AGA brought together hundreds of Métis citizens from across the province and marked a historic milestone for the MNO as a Métis government. “In 1993, a group of like-minded Métis...
August 9, 2023
Judge questions First Nations’ right to challenge Ontario Métis self government
‘Where does your client get the authority?’ judge asks lawyers for First Nations group CBC News: A Federal Court judge had some tough questions for lawyers representing six First Nations challenging an Ontario Métis self-government agreement Wednesday in Toronto. The Wabun Tribal Council in eastern Ontario alleges the Canadian government’s decision to sign the deal with the...
August 8, 2023
Métis Nation of Ontario urges judge to reject First Nations court challenge
Wabun Tribal Council applied for judicial review questioning historic existence of Métis in eastern Ontario CBC News: First Nations in eastern Ontario are mischaracterizing legal precedent and making offensive arguments in a “doomed-to-fail” fight against recognition of Métis rights in their territories, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) lawyer said Tuesday in Federal Court. The...
July 17, 2023
Kill the bill, say First Nations as they unite in opposition to Métis self-governance legislation
“Canada is not the arbiter of rights and titles in our territories and does not have the authority to create new section 35 holding entities with jurisdiction in our territories without consulting us.” — Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod From left to right: Gull Bay First Nation Chief Wilfred King, Nipissing First Nation Chief...
July 4, 2023
Chiefs of Ontario Remain United in Protecting First Nations Rights from Bill C-53
Nationtalk: (July 4, 2023 – Toronto, ON) The Chiefs of Ontario remain united in support of First Nations in the Ontario region and remain united in our efforts to protect First Nations rights from Bill C-53, a proposed federal law that would recognize alleged “communities” represented by the Métis Nation of Ontario (“MNO”) as holding...
June 22, 2023
AFN Supports First Nations Call to Delay Implementation of Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Legislation
(Ottawa, ON) The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) affirms its support for First Nations in Ontario calling for the Government of Canada to delay implementation of the Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Legislation between the Métis Nation of Ontario and Canada to allow for meaningful consultations and accommodations with First Nations. On February 24, 2023,...
June 15, 2023
Ontario chiefs confront minister over Métis self-government federal legislation
“The reality is that creating new groups without legitimate researched evidence will reduce the amount of resource available to deal with the urgent issues we face as rights holders.” — Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod Windspeaker.com: Chiefs of Ontario (COO) have asked Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller to delay legislation that would implement a...
June 12, 2023
Anishinabek Chiefs-in-Assembly reject the Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Agreement
ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (June 12, 2023) — The Anishinabek Nation Chiefs-in-Assembly have unanimously passed a resolution on Day 2 of the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly on June 8, rejecting the Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Agreement between the Métis Nation of Ontario and Canada in its current form. The 39 Anishinabek First Nations continue to assert...
May 10, 2023
Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Supports Robinson-Huron Waawiindamaagewin in Release of New Research Report: An Exploratory Study of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s “Historic Métis Communities” in Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory
Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Supports Robinson-Huron Waawiindamaagewin in Release of New Research Report: An Exploratory Study of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s “Historic Métis Communities” in Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory NationTalk: Toronto, ON) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement in support of Robinson-Huron Waawiindamaagewin’s release of a new research report: An Exploratory Study...
May 8, 2023
AMC Fully Supports All Efforts of Treaty 9 First Nations to Protect Their Treaty and Traditional Territories, Including Legal Challenge of Canada – Metis Self-Government Agreement
NationTalk: Treaty One Territory – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) supports the Wabun Tribal Council of Brunswick House First Nation, Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Mattagami First Nation and Beaverhouse First Nation in protecting their traditional territories. The First Nations have filed an application for judicial review in...
May 2, 2023
‘An existential threat:’ First Nations challenge Ontario Métis self-government deal
Wabun Tribal Council goes to court over recognition of northeastern Ontario Métis community CBC News: First Nations in northeastern Ontario are alleging a lack of consultation and potential violations of their rights as they ask a federal judge to cancel a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) self-government agreement signed in February. “These agreements with the...
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