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Thursday & Friday, August 22-23, 2013

Workshops/training for invited delegates/staff

Friday, August 23, 2013

1:00 - 4:00 pm AGA Registration Delta Ottawa
7:00 -10:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies and Welcome

7:00 pm – Arrival of Voyageur canoes at the Museum of Civilization

7:00-7:30 pm – AGA Procession of MNO leaders, veterans, senators and invited dignitaries into the Museum

7:45 pm – Greetings from President Lipinski

8:00 pm – Métis Fiddler Quartet “Soldiers in Capotes”

9:15 pm – “The Métis Nation of Ontario: Twenty Years of Achievement” World Premiere of documentary on the history of the MNO.
Canadian
Museum of
Civilization


AGA Day One- Saturday, August 24, 2013

8:15 am Opening Ceremonies Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
9:00 am Call to Order
France Picotte, MNO Chair
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon

Opening Prayer
Lois McCallum, MNO Senator
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
9:15 am Opening Remarks
France Picotte and Sharon McBride, MNO Chair and Vice-Chair
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
Introduction of the PCMNO Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
9:30 am Welcoming Remarks from Dignitaries and Guests Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
10:15 am State of the Nation Address
Gary Lipinski, MNO President
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
11:15 am Review and Adoption of the Agenda Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Establishment of the Annual General Assembly Quorum Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
Adoption of the 2012 AGA Minutes
Tim Pile, MNO Secretary Treasurer
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
Business Arising from 2012 AGA Minutes
  • 2012 AGA Resolutions
  • 2013 Special Resoultion
Jason Madden, MNO Legal Counsel
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon

Overview of the Resolutions Process

  • Appointment of Resolutions Committee
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
2:00 pm Métis Rights Update - National Overview
Jean Teillet, MNO Legal Counsel
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
2:30 pm Health Break
2:45 pm Métis Rights Update - Ontario Issues
Jason Madden, MNO Legal Counsel
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
Questions and Discussion Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
3:30 pm

"Our Youth - Our Future" Presentation

  • Children and youth Update (Gary Lipinski, MNO President and MNO staff)
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon
4:00 pm Adjournment
6:00 pm

MNO 20th Anniversary Feast, Dinner Theatre & Dance
Come dressed in your traditional Métis attire and honour our founders and ancestors. Ticket price is $20.00.

Evening includes:

  • Métis dancers and jiggers
  • Prayer- Senator Reta Gordon
  • Greeting from President Lipinski
  • Presentation of 2013 Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Rebecca Cuddy
  • Youth Presentation
  • Loma Rowlinson
  • Joseph Boyden
  • The Fabulous Heartbeats
Delta Ottawa Grand Salon


AGA Day Two - Sunday August 25, 2013

8:30 am

Opening Remarks
France Picotte and Sharon McBride, MNO Chair and Vice-Chair

Delta Ottawa

"Advancing Prosperity and Economic Self-Sufficiency" Presentation
  • Announcement on MNO Economic Development Partnership (Gary Lipinski, MNO President and Invited Guests)
  • Adopting a MNO Economic Development Policy: Advancing Métis Economic Development at the Local, Regional and Provincial Levels (Jason Madden, MNO Legal Counsel)
Delta Ottawa
10:15 am Health Break
10:45 am

Financial Update

  • Approval of the 2012-2013 Audit (Randy Tivy, MNO Auditor)
  • Treasurer's Update/Finance Report (Tim Pile, MNO Secretary Treasurer and Judie McKenney, MNO Director of Finance)
  • Appointment of 2013/2014 Auditor
Delta Ottawa
12:00 pm Meeting Adjourns
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Métis Games and Culture

  • Métis Voyageur Games
  • Net making
  • Dot Painting
  • Communications Blanket Race
  • Summer students cultural demonstrations
Victoria Island Aboriginal Experiences
4:00 - 8:00 pm MNO AGA Community Barbeque and Youth Entertainment
Hosted by the MNO Ottawa and High Land Waters Métis Councils. Ticket price: $10.00
Victorial Island


AGA Day Three - Monday August 26, 2013

9:00 am Opening Remarks
France Picotte and Sharon McBride, MNO Chair and Vice-Chair
Delta Ottawa

Non-Special Business Resolutions
AGA Resolutions Committee
Delta Ottawa
10:30 am

Updates

  • MNO Senators
  • MNO Veterans' Council
  • Women's Secretariat of the MNO
  • MNO Youth Council

"2012-2013 Highlights" (Video Presentation)

  • Highlights of 2012/2013
Delta Ottawa
11:30 am

MNO Development Corporation Annual General Assembly

  • Financial Report (Tim Pile, MNO Secretary Treasurer and Judie McKenney, MNO Director of Finance)
Delta Ottawa
MNO Cultural Commission Corporation Annual General Assembly
  • Auditor's Report (Judie McKenney, MNO Director of Finance)
  • Appointment of the Auditor
Delta Ottawa
12:00 pm Closing Remarks
Gary Lipinski, MNO President
Delta Ottawa
12:30 pm Closing Prayer
Robert Lloyd, MNO Senator
Delta Ottawa