Northern Lake Superior Métis on the path to Self-Government

THUNDER BAY, ON- Today, the Northern Lake Superior Métis (NLSM) Community entered the next mile in its path to self-government. The NLS Métis Leadership Committee met with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to discuss plans and how the two could work together to reach the goal of self-government and self-determination for the Northern Lake Superior Métis Community.

This weekend’s meeting kick-starts a consultation process for NLS Métis citizens that will allow them to weigh in on the process and path to self-governance. Three in-person consultations will take place in Thunder Bay, Geraldton, and Marathon.

The Métis people are recognized as one of three distinct Indigenous groups in Canada and our rights are guaranteed through section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Northern Lake Superior Métis are one of 6 rights-bearing Métis Regions in Ontario.

Darren Brown Chairperson for the Northern Lake Superior Métis Leadership Committee states “We look forward to meeting with the over 1800 NLS Métis citizens and the broader community to hear their views, and ultimately, vote on the options at the conclusion of the work plan committee and consultation process”.

Community Consultation Details

Thunder Bay and surrounding area including Nipigon/Red Rock
Date: Tuesday September 7, 2021
Time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Moose Hall 434 Fort William Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2Z6

Date: Wednesday September 8, 2021
Time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 522 Main Street, Geraldton ON

Marathon/Terrace Bay/Manitouwadge/Schreiber/Rossport
Date: Thursday September 9, 2021
Time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Zero 100 Hotel, 21 Peninsula Road, Marathon ON

*All COVID-19 Protocols will be according to Public Health protocols. Contact Darren Brown

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