mattawa meetingMembers and guests of the MNO Mattawa Métis Council’s
Annual General Meeting. From left to right: Senator Romeo
Sarrazin, Women’s Representative Joyceline Rose, Region
5 PCMNO Councillor Juliette Denis, Councillor Melanie
Rose, Chair Roger Rose and President Nelson Montreuil.
Submitted by Councillor Melanie Rose of the MNO Mattawa Métis Council

On April 18, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Mattawa Métis Council held their Annual General Meeting (AGM). MNO citizens of Region 5 met at the Golden Age Club to discuss recent events and make plans for the future.

One highlight that was mentioned was the council’s involvement at the March Break Youth Camp that took place at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, located nearby. MNO Mattawa Métis Council Senator Romeo Sarrazin attended the first day, reciting the morning prayer and joining in on the activities.

The following day, MNO Mattawa Métis Council President Nelson Montreuil did a presentation about trapping and shared his expertise with the youth group, showing them several pelts and traps and discussing trapping when there are changes in the environment.

During the AGM, special guest Juliette Denis, Region 5 Councillor for the Provisional Council of the MNO (PCMNO), attended in order to provide an update about what the MNO had in store for 2015.

Additionally, the Mattawa/Lake Nipissing Consultation Committee had worked hard and announced several meetings had taken place to negotiate, sign and deliver final Memorandums of Understanding with the guidance of MNO staff.

Great teamwork everyone!