Audrey Poitras Re-Elected As President of Métis Nation of Alberta



    MNO President Lipinski Offers Congratulations

    OTTAWA, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Métis Nation of Ontario President,
Gary Lipinski, offered congratulations on behalf of the Métis Nation to Audrey
Poitras on her re-election as President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA).
    President Poitras was re-elected for her 5th consecutive term as
President of one of the Métis National Council's oldest governing members.
Under her leadership, the MNA has become a recognized leader in financial
management and accountability, the delivery of Métis training and employment
services, economic development as well as Métis identification and
registration.
    Gary Lipinski, MNO President said, "I want to congratulate Audrey and all
of the candidates in the Métis Nation of Alberta's recent election. Our
democratic processes across the Métis Nation Homeland are at the heart of the
legitimacy, vitality and strength of our governments. Everyone who
participates in these processes - whether it be by voting or putting their
name forward as a candidate - should be thanked for their contribution to
strengthening Métis self-government."
    "On behalf of the entire Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of
Ontario, we look forward to working collaboratively with President Poitras and
the MNA's new Provincial Council to advance the Métis Nation's agenda.
Specifically, I look forward to continue to serve with President Poitras on
the Métis National Council's Board of Governors," concluded President
Lipinski.

    For additional information on the MNA's election results visit
www.albertametis.org.




For further information:

For further information: or interviews contact: Chelsey Quirk, MNO
Communications Branch, (613) 798-1488, TF: (800) 263-4889,
chelseyq@metisnation.org


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