Ken Simard Honoured by City of Thunder Bay

June 2nd, 2011 · Uncategorized

Captain Ken Simard accepting awardBy Cam Burgess, PCMNO Councillor for Region Two

Ken Simard being presented with the City of Thunder Bay
Exceptional Achievement Award
I am pleased to report that Mr. Ken Simard, Captain of the Hunt for Region 2, has received the City of Thunder Bay EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his commitment and dedication to the community.

Ken is currently Chairperson of the Northwest Senior Games and represents Northwestern Ontario on the Ontario Senior Games Board. Ken began volunteering at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre 15 years ago. For the past 16 years, Ken has been Captain of the Hunt and he has also served on the Thunder Bay Metis Council where he sits on the Lands, Resources and Consultation Committee. He is greatly admired for his leadership ability and cheerful disposition.

Way to go Ken…….

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MNO Contributions Recognized at Prince Arthur’s Landing Ceremony

October 5th, 2010 · Uncategorized

(Left to right) Thunder Bay Métis Council President Wendy Landry, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, PCMNO Secretary-Treasurer Tim Pile, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Michael Gravelle, Region 2 PCMO Councilor Cam Burgess.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was front-and-centre at a ceremony held on September 17 in Thunder Bay to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Prince Arthur’s Landing Waterfront Development Project. The first phase of the Prince Arthur’s Landing Development involves preparation for future construction and the development of attractions. Preparations include electrical installations, water systems, foundation piles for piers, boardwalk renewal and breakwall relocation. When the project is complete, the attractions will include a water garden, skating rink, splash pad and a spirit garden. It is anticipated that Phase 1 will be completed by the end of March 2011.

The MNO is among the partners involved in the project, along with the federal government, the provincial government and the City of Thunder Bay. As the terms of reference for the project include Aboriginal consultation, particularly in respect to the environment, the MNO has been directly involved in the development and consultations on the Spirit Garden that will be located on Wilson Island in Lake Superior.

The MNO was well represented at the ceremony by PCMNO Secretary-Treasurer Tim Pile, Region 2 PCMNO Representative Cam Burgess and Thunder Bay Métis Community Council President Wendy Landry, who were joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, provincial Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Michael Gravelle and the Mayor of Thunder Bay, Lynn Peterson. Minister Gravelle and Mayor Peterson both specifically acknowledged the contributions of the MNO in their remarks, and Minister Gravelle introduced our MNO representatives to Prime Minister Harper. Secretary-Treasurer Pile presented the Prime Minister and the Minister Gravelle with Year of the Métis Nation pins and a group photograph was taken for the occasion.

The MNO’s involvement in this huge project, and our recognition at this ceremony, provides another example of the growing influence and prominence of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Mike Fedyk

Director of Registry/Communications

Métis Nation of Ontario/Nation Métisse de l’Ontario

500 Old St. Patrick Street, Unit D

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 9G4

Ph: 613-798-1488 Ext. 108

Fx: 613-722-4225



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Welcome to

June 8th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Region 2 of the Métis Nation of Ontario

Thunder Bay Metis Council
226 S. May St.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1B4

807-624-5018 office
807-621-0869 Cell

Geraldton & Area Metis Council
205 Clarke Ave.
P.O. Box 646
Geraldton, ON
P0T 1M0

807-854-0439 office

North shore Métis Council

President Trent Desaulnier

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Métis Nation of Ontario Congratulates Tony Belcourt

June 5th, 2010 · Uncategorized

MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO – 500 Old St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9G4
tel: 613-798-1488 toll free: 1-800-263-4889 fax: 613-722-4225 web:

OTTAWA, ON • May 28, 2010 — The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Tony Belcourt who will receive an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree from Lakehead University at its Spring Convocation today in Thunder Bay, ON.

“As the founding President of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Tony helped to lay the ground work for the recognition of Métis rights enjoyed today,” said Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

“It is fitting that his tenacity, determination and hard work in the areas of self-government, economic development, education and culture be recognized in this way.” Dr. Belcourt founded the Métis Nation of Ontario in 1993. His participation in the Powley Case, which was ultimately heard by the Supreme Court in 2003, was pivotal in the recognition of Métis harvesting rights in the province and across the Métis Homeland. Prior to establishing the MNO, Tony worked for the Métis Assocation of Alberta and was key to the formation of the Native Council of Canada. Dr. Belcourt was also critical to ensuring that the rights of Métis people in Canada were enshrined, along with those of Canada’s other Aboriginal peoples, in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

“Métis people across Canada owe a debt of gratitude to Tony for his efforts on our behalf,” President Lipinski added. The Métis Nation of Ontario will honour former President Belcourt at its upcoming Annual General Assembly, which will take place at Fort William Historical Park from August 21 to 23, 2010.

For more information contact:
Joanne Meyer,

Director of Inter Governmental Relations Métis Nation of Ontario
Métis Nation of Ontario Congratulates Tony Belcourt

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Annual General Assembly

June 5th, 2010 · Assembly

Annual General Assembly
at  2011 AGA is taking place at the Bobby Orr Community Centre in Parry Sound  from August 20-22

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