MNA Pres. Re-electedPresident Poitras (left) with President Lipinski (centre) and MNO Chair
France Picotte (right) signing the MOU Agreement between the
Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Nation of Ontario in 2010.

September 7, 2011 (Ottawa, ON) –– On behalf of Ontario Métis, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski, congratulated Audrey Poitras for being re-elected as President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) on September 6, 2011. Complete unofficial results of the MNA election can be viewed on their website at:

President Poitras was first elected in 1996 and was the first female to hold the position. This will be her fifth consecutive term. During her tenure, she has advanced the interests and rights of Alberta Métis as well as the Métis Nation as a whole.

MNO President Gary Lipinski said, “Over her years of dedicated service to the Métis Nation, Audrey has been a shining example of Métis leadership with integrity and credibility. She is a role model for many and is known for unwavering commitment to advancing the interests and rights of the Métis in Alberta and the entire Métis Nation. I look forward to continuing our work together to further the cause of the Métis people.”

In August 2010, President Lipinski and President Poitras signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order for the MNO and MNA to strengthen the relationship between Ontario and Alberta Métis as well as to share best practices between the MNA and MNO in order to benefit Métis in both provinces.