MNO Consultation Committees receive training

Participants at the MNO Consultation Committee 2014 NRF

During the weekend of March 15-16, over 60 members of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Consultation Committees participated in annual New Relationship Fund (NRF) training in Toronto which was organized by MNO Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch staff.

The Consultation Committees work in collaboration with MNO staff to ensure inclusive, transparent and meaningful Métis consultation and accommodation processes with the Crown and proponents are in place. This collective-based, aggregate approach enables the MNO to ensure that regional rights-bearing communities have access to the technical and scientific expertise they need to effectively engage in consultation and accommodation processes.

In addition to MNO Lands, Resources and Consultations staff, training sessions were also provided by MNO Communications staff and MNO Education and Training staff and each committee met separately to consider their priorities for the upcoming year and to discuss their direction and long-term plans.  The annual training again proved very valuable and demonstrated the value of MNO citizens and leaders in this field coming to work and learn together.

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