ATTENTION MÉTIS COMMERCIAL FISHERS
The MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch (“LRC Branch”) is in the process on compiling a list of Métis citizens with commercial fishing licenses in Ontario. Commercial fishing has been and continues to be integral to Métis identity and way of life in Ontario. Collecting this information is important in the MNO’s ongoing efforts to protect Métis participation in this industry.
As well, the LRC Branch would like to identify Métis citizens and families who have been pushed out of the fishing industry by government policies as well as those Métis citizens and families who remain interested in participating in commercial fishing if opportunities became available.
Please contact Brian Tucker at 807-274-1386 ext. 5 or BrianT@metisnation.org in order to ensure the MNO’s information is complete and includes you.
ATTENTION MÉTIS TRAPPERS
The MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch (“LRC Branch”) is in the process on compiling a list of Métis citizens with trap lines in Ontario. This information is important in showing ongoing Métis use of lands throughout Ontario and ensuring the interests of Métis trappers are being considered in consultation and accommodation processes. The LRC Branch hopes to eventually compile a map of Métis trap lines in the province.
As well, the LRC Branch is in the process of compiling a list of Métis citizens who would be interested in obtaining trap lines when they become available. The MNO is fighting to ensure that Métis citizens, like First Nations people, have the first right of refusal when trap lines become available in Ontario. This information on potential Métis trappers will be helpful in the MNO’s negotiations with the Ontario Government.
In order to register with MNO your trap line or your interest in obtaining a trap line, please contact Brian Tucker at 807-274-1386 ext. 5 or BrianT@metisnation.org.