MNO signs new collaborative agreement with province

January 13, 2016

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has signed an MOU with Ontario’s Ministry of Education that emphasizes the shared commitment towards improving outcomes for Métis students and increasing the recognition of a distinct Métis culture and history within provincial schools. The MOU renews the collaborative spirit of an earlier agreement while building on the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement signed in 2014. MNO President Gary Lipinski said that there has been more recognition of Métis tradition and identity within the K–12 system since an earlier MOU was signed in 2009, adding that “the relationship between the MNO and the province will be strengthened by this commitment as gaps in student achievement across the province are reduced.” MNO