News Advisory - MNO Announces $210,000 to 30 Métis Students Studying in Health Careers

    OTTAWA, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President,
Tony Belcourt and Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Tony Clement, will make
presentations on Sunday, April 15, 2007 to 4 Métis Students in Ontario who
will be awarded scholarships and bursaries through the Métis Nation of Ontario
Health Careers Support Program. A total of $210,000 was awarded to 30 students
who are pursuing careers in health. The presentation will take place at the
Annual Meeting of the Moon River Métis Council at the Legion Hall in MacTier,
Ontario at 4:30 pm.
    The awards announced today are the first tangible outcome of the Métis
Health Human Resources Initiative (MHHRI) recently signed between
Health Canada and the Métis National Council (MNC). The total value of that
agreement for the period of 2006 to 2010 is $10 M, to be delivered through the
MNC and its five Governing Members from Ontario to British Columbia.

    The Métis are a distinct Aboriginal people with a unique culture,
language and heritage, and with an ancestral Homeland that centers around
Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, parts of the
Northwest Territories, as well as the northwestern United States. The Métis
played an instrumental role in the shaping of Canada, and work tirelessly to
share their culture, music, traditions and knowledge of the environment with
their fellow Canadians. Today, the Métis live, work, raise their families and
pay taxes in communities all across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Avery Hargreaves, Communications Assistant,
(613) 798-1488 Ext. 108, Cell: (613)-294-1148,;

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