Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

3-3-2017

Source Publication

The Lawyers Weekly

Description

The Métis Nation of Ontario has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance reconciliation with the federal government that could lead to a historic land settlement.

“The anticipated framework agreement would establish a formal negotiations process based on mutually agreeable subject matters, including Métis self-government, lands, rights and outstanding claims against the Crown,” the parties announced, with September 2017 as the deadline to arrive at a framework agreement.

“If the parties are able to develop a mutually acceptable framework agreement through the exploratory discussion table, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will then take measures aimed at obtaining a formal negotiation mandate,” the MOU explained.

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