2013 AGA - Special Guests and Events

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the MNO, MNBC President Bruce Dumont honoured President Lipinski with the gift of an Eagle Feather, which recognized his many years as an outstanding leader in the Métis Nation.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the MNO, MNBC President Bruce Dumont honoured President Lipinski with the gift of an Eagle Feather, which recognized his many years as an outstanding leader in the Métis Nation.
PCMNO Councillor Peter Rivers thanks MNBC President Dumont and presents him with Métis spoons and the very popular medallion that recognizes the 20th anniversary of the MNO and the 10th anniversary of the Powley decision
Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
President Lipinski with the gift presented by the Métis Nation of Alberta recognizing the MNO’s 20th anniversary
Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
On behalf of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Sylvia Maracle presents President Lipinski with a gift recognizing the MNO’s 20th Anniversary
World War II Métis veteran Alexander Boucher was presented with the Louis Riel Medal and Certificate. Mr. Boucher was 100 years and eight months old during the AGA
Senator Brenda Powley was recognized as the 2013 recipient of the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Volunteer Award for her years of dedicated service to the MNO
The MNO Peterborough Wapeti, High Land Waters and Ottawa Métis Councils signed the Region 6 Protocol during the AGA
The Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, speaking during AGA Opening Ceremonies
President Lipinski thanking Minister Zimmer for the painting presented to the MNO by the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs on the occasion of the MNO’s 20th anniversary (the painting is being held by Chair Picotte)
The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour, speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
Member of Parliament Dr. Carolyn Bennett speaking during AGA Opening Ceremonies
Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
Janine Giffore, Assistant Deputy Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
Hillary Thatcher speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies. Effective September 3 she becomes Assistant Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Relations & Ministry Partnerships in the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.
Clement Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, speaking during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
The MNO’s founding President Tony Belcourt displaying a copy of the first MNO newspaper during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
MNO founding President Tony Belcourt with his successor President Lipinski during the AGA Opening Ceremonies
Métis author Joseph Boyden with MNO Postsecondary Representative Jennifer Henry during the 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre and Dance
PCMNO Regional Councillor Pauline Saulnier dances with her fiancé Jim Richardson (who proposed earlier that evening) during the 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre and Dance
MNO citizens cut a rug during the MNO 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre and Dance
Talented Métis classical songstress Rebecca Cuddy performing during the MNO 20th Anniversary Feasts, Dinner Theatre and Dance
MNO Summer Cultural Students provided entertainment as part of the MNO 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre and Dance
Always a crowd favourite, Métis singer Loma Rowlinson excited the crowd with her dynamite vocals during the MNO 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre and Dance
President Lipinski presents Métis author Joseph Boyden with Métis spoons and the immensely popular medallion commemorating the 20th anniversary of the MNO and the 10th anniversary of the Powley decision