Métis and Urban Aboriginal Leadership Roundtable
Participants of the Métis and Urban Aboriginal
Leadership Roundtable held on September 29, 2014.
On September 29, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) participated in a Métis and Urban Aboriginal Leadership Roundtable with the Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services.
The MNO was represented by President Gary Lipinski, Chair France Picotte, Director of Healing and Wellness Wenda Watteyne and Manager of Operations Shelley Gonneville.
The meeting addressed the development of an Aboriginal Children and Youth Strategy and President Lipinski reported that the MNO had conducted Métis Youth Engagement sessions in 19 communities from June to August as part of MNO’s work in developing the strategy.
Along with the MNO, Aboriginal partners represented were the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres and the Ontario Native Women’s Association.