Recent Government of Canada Initiatives involving the Métis National Council:
- On September 5, 2008, a Métis National Protocol was signed by the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians and Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and the Métis National Council (MNC).
- In April 2009, the Government of Canada announced that it would partner with the Métis National Council to launch a new Métis Web site. The Métis Veterans
Portal is now live and is linked to Veterans Affairs Canada . INAC provided $50,000 to launch the portal as part of implementing the Métis Nation Protocol signed in September 2008.
- In June 2009, the Government of Canada announced a new Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development, which includes Métis.
- On November 11, 2009, the former Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, the Honourable Chuck Strahl joined Métis Veterans at Juno Beach. Minister Strahl helped with the unveiling of a traditional Red River Cart which will stand as a lasting tribute to Métis veterans.
- December 9, 2009 - Parliamentarians unanimously declared 2010 "Year of the Métis."
- December 16, 2009 - As the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Chuck Strahl hosted a Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS). Minister Strahl brought together provincial Aboriginal Affairs ministers and Métis leaders in Calgary for a symposium which focused on economic development opportunities and initiatives for Métis people.
- April 21, 2010 - the Government of Canada contributed $5 million to the Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF), who added $1 million from their own capital, to establish the new Métis Energy and Resource Program. 2010 is also the 125th anniversary of both the Northwest Resistance and the creation of the North West Mounted Police marked at a Reconciliation ceremony during Back to Batoche Days July 18 to 25. Parliamentary Secretary Duncan attended on Minister Strahl's behalf.
- July 18, 2010 – Minister Duncan, in his former role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development participated in the unveiling of a Memorial Gate leading to the cemetery located at the Batoche National Historic Site at Batoche, Saskatchewan, in honour of those who fought and died during the Battles of Batoche, Duck Lake and Fish Creek 125 years ago.
- July 18, 2010 – the Government of Canada contributed to a Veterans Garden located at the Batoche Historic site in honour of Métis veterans.
- November 14, 2010 – the Government of Canada unveils a commemorative medallion to mark 2010 as Year of the Métis, at a special cultural ceremony at the Aboriginal Historic site known as the Forks in downtown Winnipeg.
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