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Organization: Métis Nation of Ontario  
Phone Numbers: 613-798-1488
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-4889
Fax: 613-722-4225
500 Old St Patrick St, Unit 3
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9G4
Intersection: King Edward Ave and St Patrick St
Location: Ottawa
Executives: Gary Lipinski - President
Service Description: Representative body and community development for Métis citizens * province-wide governance structure across nine identified regional communities
  • intergovernmental relations
  • healing and wellness programs
  • education and training supports
  • employment programs
  • cultural programs
  • youth workshops and summer camps
  • centralized registry of Métis citizens

Provisional Council (PCMNO) - 19-member elected council * works with the General Assembly to provides direction and oversight

Community Councils - Local councils of citizens elected to manage the affairs in each of the 29 chartered Métis communities

Captains of the Hunt (COTH) - Regional management of annual harvesting in traditional territories, in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry * helps people obtain, complete, and file applications for Harvester's certificates * annual survey on the number, species, and location of animals taken by Harvester's certificate holders * investigation of complaints and charges related to Métis harvesting

Women's Secretariat (WSMNO) - Advocacy, policy development, and promotion of women's issues * works with community councils, Aboriginal boards, government bodies, and women's groups to assist Métis people with issues specific to women

Veterans Council (MNOVC) - Chartered council of citizens elected to represent the interests of Métis veterans

Youth Council - Chartered council of youth citizens, elected by the nine regional communities, to identify issues impacting Métis youth

Fees: $30 administrative fee
Application: No referral required * application form and instructions on website * citizenship requires documentation of historic Métis ancestry, which then becomes part of the centralized registry * veteran membership requires additional forms and documentation of military service
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People who self-identify as Métis, are not enrolled on any other Aboriginal registry, and are of historic Métis ancestry
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Ontario
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Aboriginal Peoples

This information was last completely updated on 7/13/2015

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About Us
We, the Métis Nation, are a distinct Nation among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada and as such our Aboriginal and treaty rights are recognized and affirmed under Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.