Two Year Progress Report Issued

David Zimmer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General Chris Bentley, presents MNO President Gary Lipinski with a certificate recognizing the second anniversary of the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement.

This presentation took place following a Riel Day event at
the Law Society of Upper Canada on November 16.
November 17, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) –– Following a series of successful Louis Riel Day and ‘Year of the Métis’ events held throughout the province on November 16th, the MNO’s leadership and the Ontario Government issued a progress report on the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement.

“The Métis Progress Report” was developed in collaboration with the Ontario Government, and outlines many of the collaborative initiatives that have been pursued and achieved through the Framework Agreement.

“Today marks the two year anniversary of the signing of our historic Framework Agreement with the Ontario Government. I am pleased to provide this progress report to our citizens and communities in order to show the tangible results we have achieved so far,” said MNO President Gary Lipinski.

Lipinski added, “This anniversary also provides us an opportunity to take stock and assess where we have been successful and where want to go in the future with respect to priorities under the Framework Agreement process. I look forward to hearing about the priorities of our Métis citizens and communities, as a part of the MNO’s province-wide community consultation process that is currently ongoing.”

The MNO’s leadership and the Ontario Minister for Aboriginal Affairs signed the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement on November 17th, 2008. The Framework Agreement commits the MNO and the Ontario Government to promote the mutually agreeable objectives of: strengthening the MNO, recognizing and promoting Métis history and culture, enhancing the well-being of Métis individuals, families and communities; and, facilitate the recognition of Métis rights in Ontario.

Métis Progress Report [PDF, 2.5Mb]

Rapport d’étape sur la nation métisse [PDF, 2.5Mb]