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When the Old Becomes New: A Narration of the Re-Emergence of the People of Métis NationClément Chartier
President of the Métis National Council
Event language: English
President Clément Chartier of the Métis National Council will present a historical overview of the emergence of the Métis People/Nation of theNorthwest. He will explore the contemporary struggles for the recognition of Métis Nation rights and 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).
|14:00 - 14:05||Welcome Remarks|
Suneetha Subramanian (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
|14:05 - 14:45||
When the Old Becomes New: A Narration of the Re-Emergence of the People of Métis Nation
|14:45 - 15:00||
|15:00 - 15:30||Discussion and Q&A|
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Clément Chartier QC, is President of the Métis National Council. Chartier received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978, was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1980 and received the Queen's Counsel designation in 2004. During his political career, Chartier has held a number of executive positions in Indigenous political bodies, including the Native Youth Association of Canada Executive Director, 1973; Association of Métis and Non-Status Indians of Saskatchewan (AMNSIS) Vice-President, 1982-85; Métis National Council (MNC) Chairperson, 1983 and 1984/85; MNC Ambassador on International Issues, 1993-96; MNC President, 2003 to present; World Council of Indigenous Peoples President, 1984-87, Vice-President, 1993-97; and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) President, 1998-2003. His autobiography, Witness to Resistance: Under Fire Nicaragua (2010), vividly recounts part of his colourful political career in fighting for the cause of indigenous peoples in Nicaragua during the height of political turbulence in the 1980s.
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