June 29, 2018
For immediate release

(OTTAWA) Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Margaret Froh is pleased to congratulate RoseAnne Archibald on being elected Ontario Regional Chief during the All Ontario Chiefs Conference hosted by Nipissing First Nation.

“On behalf of the Provisional Council of the MNO, I extend our congratulations to Regional Chief Archibald on her successful campaign and for making history by becoming the first woman chosen by the Chiefs for the position,” stated President Froh, who is the first woman to serve as MNO President. “It is exciting to see women in leadership roles at these senior levels in Indigenous governments and organizations across Canada. Regional Chief Archibald brings several decades of leadership experience which will serve her and the Chiefs of Ontario very well as they continue their work to advocate on behalf of Ontario First Nations.”

“The MNO looks forward to working with Regional Chief Archibald and the Chiefs of Ontario as well as other Indigenous organizations and governments to advocate and advance issues with Premier Doug Ford and the new Ontario provincial Cabinet with respect to the outstanding work of reconciliation with the Métis and other Indigenous people in Ontario”.

The MNO is the government of Métis people and communities in Ontario. The governance structure includes a centralized registry of more than 20,000 Métis citizens, 29 chartered community councils that represent Métis citizens at the local level, an elected provincial governing body, an Annual General Assembly, a charitable foundation and an economic development arm. Follow the MNO on Twitter @MétisNationON and on Facebook.

The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario.

For further information: Mike Fedyk, MNO Director of Communications, 613-798-1488 or mikef@metisnation.org