Media advisory - Crown - Métis Nation Summit to Take Place on Monday January 30, 2017

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - On Monday, January 30th, 2017, the leaders of the Métis Nation will be meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and his Ministers for the first Crown–Métis Nation Summit between these Confederation Partners.

The meeting will be held 10 am to 12 noon in Centre Block of the House of Commons where 36 years earlier - on this same day, in the same building - the Métis Nation negotiated the recognition and inclusion of the Métis people in the about-to-be-patriated Canadian Constitution with the Government of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

This is the first of the three permanent forums to which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed on December 15th, 2016.

The MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels. The Métis Nation's homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States. There are approximately 400,000 Métis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.

SOURCE Métis National Council

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For further information: For all media requests or for more information, please contact: Ke Ning, Métis National Council, c: (613) 297-5193, e: ken@metisnation.ca; Jonathan Hamel, Manitoba Metis Federation, c: (204) 806-4752, e: Jonathan.Hamel@mmf.mb.ca; Sonia Millman, Métis Nation of Alberta, c: (780) 455-2200 ext.281, e: smillman@metis.org; Mike Fedyk, Métis Nation of Ontario, C: 613-798-1488 ext.108, E: mikef@metisnation.org; Gerald Morin, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, C: (306) 220-0071, E: geraldmorin@hotmail.com; Dale Drown, Métis Nation British Columbia, C: (604) 226-3050, E: ddrown@mnbc.ca

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