A Narration of the Re-Emergence of the People of Métis Nation


  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•12•12    14:00 - 15:30

    “When the Old Becomes New: A Narration of the Re-Emergence of the People of Métis Nation”

    President Clément Chartier of the Métis National Council will present a historical overview of the emergence of the Métis people/nation of the Canadian Northwest. He will explore the contemporary struggles for the recognition of Métis Nation rights and its continued existence as a people, and some of the challenges faced by the Métis. He will also highlight recent successes of the Métis Nation, such as the recognition of the Aboriginal rights of the Métis in the Constitution Act 1982 (Canada).

    This event will be held at UNU-IAS in Yokohama.

    About the speaker

    Clément Chartier is President of the Métis National Council. Chartier holds a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1980 and received the Queen’s Counsel designation in 2004. During his political career, he has held a number of executive positions in indigenous political bodies.

    For more information or to register, please see the event page on the UNU-IAS website.