UPDATE: After careful assessment of the uncertainty and potential health risks surrounding international travel amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, the Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have jointly decided to reschedule a delegation to the Vatican in December 2021 to the earliest opportunity in 2022. The deadline for letters has also been extended.

This December, delegates representing the Métis Nation have been invited by the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishop (CCCB) to meet with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, in Vatican City.

PCMNO Councilor for Region 4 Mitch Case will be attending on behalf of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO).

MNO Citizens who have been impacted by the legacy of the Residential School System are invited to share their experiences. MNO delegates will be bringing these letters to the Pope, giving a voice to survivors and those victimized by the system.

Submit your letters to sarahb@metisnation.org by December 10, 2021.

Thank you for your participation in this historic meeting, and for bringing Ontario Métis voices forward on this critical subject.