First MinistersMNO Acting President France Picotte (far left) with (left to
right) Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Relations
and Northern Affairs, Métis Nation British Columbia
President Clara Morin Dal Col and Métis Nation of Alberta
President Audrey Poitras at the First Minister Meeting in
Ottawa on October 3, 2017. Click here for larger picture.
On October 3, 2017 in Ottawa, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Acting President France Picotte participated in a meeting of Canada’s First Ministers and Indigenous leaders. Acting President Picotte was a member of the Métis Nation delegation along with other members of the Métis National Council (MNC) Board of Governors.

Prior to the full meeting of First Ministers, Prime Minister Trudeau met with MNC President Clément Chartier, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellgarde and Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed. The Indigenous leaders including Acting President Picotte were also part of a meeting that included all the First Ministers.

“As Canada and Ontario have a role to play in advancing reconciliation with the Métis it was important to have our voice heard at these meetings,” explained Acting President Picotte. “We look toward to continued conversations with both levels of government on the issues that are critical to our families and communities in Ontario.”

Posted: October 4, 2017