Métis National Council's Board of Governors appoints MNBC President Dumont MNC Interim President



    OTTAWA, Aug. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Métis National Council (MNC) has
appointed an Interim President from among its Board of Governors to fill the
vacancy created by the expiry of the term of office of Clément Chartier. Bruce
Dumont, President of the Métis Nation British Columbia, has been named Interim
President until elections for MNC President are held.
    The dates of October 13 - 14, 2007 have been set for the MNC Annual
General Assembly and election of National President. The meeting will take
place in Ottawa.
    "I am honored to serve the MNC in this additional role at this time",
Mr. Dumont said. "My priority is to ensure that the Métis Nation works
together to elect a national President at the upcoming MNC General Assembly.
Meanwhile, we have much work to do in strengthening our relationship with the
federal government and in that regard I will be pressing for an early meeting
with the Hon. Jim Prentice, Federal Interlocutor for Métis," Mr. Dumont
concluded.

    The MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and
international level. The Métis Nation's homeland extends from the historic
Métis communities in Ontario to British Columbia, as well as the Northwest
Territories and the northern United States. There are approximately 350,000 -
400,000 Métis Nation citizens in Canada.




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