Since the announcement on Saturday, March 5, that MNO President Gary Lipinski is retiring from Métis politics there has been an outpouring of tributes and thanks to him for his decades of service to the Métis Nation.

Click here for more information about President Lipinski’s retirement announcement.

Among these tributes were official statements from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer and from federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Dr. Carolyn Bennett.

Click here to view the statement from Premier Wynne and Minister Zimmer.

Click here to view the statement from Minister Bennett.