The Facts

The Inconvenient Realities the Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. / Chiefs of Ontario Resolution Chooses to Ignore

On May 14-15, 2024, at an invite only “Indigenous Identity Fraud Summit,” leadership of the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) and the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) passed a “resolution.” This resolution was meant to attack the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the proven history of Métis communities within Ontario, and the interests of rights-bearing Métis communities across the Métis Nation homeland from Ontario-westward. Disguised as an attempt to “kill” Bill C-53, the “resolution” declared the MMF and COO’s commitment to spreading misinformation about the Métis communities and citizens MNO represents.

This misinformation has gone unchecked for too long and is causing deep divisions.

The MNO has created a line-by-line fact check on the “resolution” to allow for a fact-based conversation on these issues, rather than the continued spread of misinformation:

Other Resources:

  • Get all the facts about rights-bearing Métis communities in Ontario. All the images, videos, and original source materials at Ontario Métis Facts.
  • Métis Hunt for Justice: the Powley Story: tells the story of the profound struggle of Ontario Métis against marginalization and the denial of our very existence, and the immense impact of the Powley case.