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Welcome to Moon River Métis Council

On December 5, 2004, a meeting was held in MacTier, Ontario for Métis people in the Parry Sound / Muskoka area. It was at that meeting, with much enthusiasm and eagerness, that the Moon River Métis Council was born!!!


We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on."

- Louis Riel

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MNO 2014 Framework Agreement

Duty To Consult

Duty To Consult

In 2004, in the Haida and Taku cases, the Supreme Court of Canada set out a new legal framework – the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate. This duty flows from the honour of the Crown and s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. This new duty requires governments to consult Indian, Inuit and Métis… Continue Reading

Métis Culture

Métis Culture

The Métis Nation evolved in the historic north-west in the 18th and 19th centuries. Born of a mixture of French and Scottish fur traders and Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine women, the Métis in the north-west developed as a people, distinct from either Indian or European.   Following the annexation of the north-west by Canada… Continue Reading

Métis History

Métis History

Often known as children of the fur-trade, the Métis participated as trappers, guides, interpreters, factors, dock and warehouse workers, voyageurs, coureurs des bois, canoe and York boat paddlers, and Red River cart teamsters. Before cattle were abundant enough to become a food source, Métis hunted buffalo to make pemmican to provide a meat source to… Continue Reading