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Metis Nation of Ontario put on year probation, ordered to rescind communities, review membership

Darrell Stranger
The Metis National Council (MNC) has adopted a resolution to put the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) on a one year probation following the organization grandfathering in non Metis citizens and six Metis communities where the Metis National Council only recognizes one.

“So we’re at the stage it’s up to the Metis Nation leadership in Ontario to comply if they can meet the conditions then there’s no issue,” said MNC President Clement Chartier.

“If they can’t it’s not an issue for us.”

Some of the resolutions include, a committee of the MNC board of governors is going to be established to organize a registry review of all MNO members, and the MNO rescind its declaration of the six new historic Metis communities.

The MNO has one year to adopt the re-admission resolutions.

MNO President Margaret Froh said she doesn’t see a problem with meeting these requirements, but she isn’t happy about it.

“I think in particular when making this kind of decision I would prefer our assembly had all the information and had the time to be able to really consider properly,” she said. “That being said the will of the assembly has been essentially the Metis nation of Ontario was being provided with a year to provide some clarity around some of the points they’ve raised.”

The MNC said if the MNO doesn’t meet the deadlines and requirements, it will be suspended.


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12 Responses to “Metis Nation of Ontario put on year probation, ordered to rescind communities, review membership”

    Randy Cadue December 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    I am Metis and Proud l will never let government label me,l live free and with Dignity..The Creator knows and that is alright with me.Stand up for who you are not for what they want you to be…..

    Dave December 3, 2018 at 12:59 am #

    Here’s some questions that need answers. If the Michif speaking people in Western Canada were to create a Michif Nation to protect their unique way of Life. Why would any Government recognize them as distinct?
    Also do the Eastern Half-breeds have any unique culture that dates back to the 1800’s?

    Colin D December 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    They are not even recognizing the Sault St.Marie community; home of the Powley case. Ontario Metis won their rights and now they are tossing us out. MNO should do what NWT MN did and leave.

    Jeri Malone December 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

    USED all those members of MNO to get where you are at and then toss them .. Disgusting abuse of power .. anyone who goes along with that , obviously has no morals or ethics .. Just like what they did with Jim Sinclair, used them and tossed him away when done with their use of him and the funding from memberships .. 🙁 .. WOW .. remember people McCargar case from MNA says you do not need to be in any association to be Metis, walk away from all that corruption and start your own organization with the founding members who put their lives work into it !!

    Shannon (Hamelin) Moneo December 1, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    Metis Central is the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, pure and simple. Can someone in Nova Scotia show me an historical document of someone in NS wearing a sash? And where did they hunt buffalo in NS?

      Jean Verdon December 3, 2018 at 9:34 am #

      The sash originated from Assomption Quebec worn by the voyageur in the east.

    Kip December 1, 2018 at 2:10 am #

    Horribly dishonest to provide non Métis with status. It’s a dark shadow over the organization that obviously can’t be trusted.

    Kim Lavigne December 1, 2018 at 12:16 am #

    Metis spread out across Canada from the East coast. The new Metis homeland map is a hate crime against me and members of my extended family. Founding member of the MNO Midland Ontario.

      Kenneth Perrault December 3, 2018 at 12:43 am #

      I come from penetang and always said I was metis 5 generations this MNC I just herd of they are suppose to recognize all metis in Canada this is ridiculous what kind of metis would not recognize his fellow people is he on a power trip when does this organization represent all metis in Canada I never voted and hope our organization MNO stands up to this so called MNC our president has to tell him he does not represent east Canada or any of us in Canada we are proud METIS and will not let this MNC speak for me .This means stand up and speak eastern Canada .Ken Perrault

        Joseph Donald Nault December 3, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

        Your right you don’t have to stay in MNC. But if you chose to then there are rules that you have been ignoring and that has to change.

      MBDave December 3, 2018 at 12:46 am #

      Metis did not spread from the East Coast! The French,English, Irish, and Scottish did. The term Metis is French that means Mixed Blood. Fact the Metis Nation started in Manitoba in 1816. Anything before was only referring to half-breed, Brule, and other terms that the Europeans verbally called them, while the French called them Metis. In all actuality they probably should have called themselves The Michif Speaking people. As countries and Nations have their own Language and culture unique to themselves. Check the U.N website for what qualifies a group as a Nation.

    Tammi Belfontaine November 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

    How much power does the MNC hold over Metis Nation of Ontario and why do we need to care?

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