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The theme of this yr’s UNPFII is “Indigenous Peoples, human well being, planetary and territorial well being, and local weather change: a rights-based strategy”

Ottawa, ON, April 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Métis Nationwide Council (MNC) has travelled to New York Metropolis to participate within the United Nations Everlasting Discussion board on Indigenous Points. Delegates included representatives from the Métis Nationwide Council and its Governing Members.

“To have one other alternative to characterize the Métis Nationwide Council at this assembly of the United Nations Everlasting Discussion board on Indigenous Points is one thing I don’t take calmly. For forty years, the MNC has been the nationwide and worldwide voice of the Métis Nation, and I’m wanting ahead to bringing Métis views as soon as once more. To have the chance to host an occasion on Indigenous Voices and Laws this yr gives one other likelihood to talk about the significance of making certain the Métis Nation’s participation within the legislative and coverage processes each domestically and internationally.”

The theme of this yr’s UNPFII is “Indigenous Peoples, human well being, planetary and territorial well being, and local weather change: a rights-based strategy”. That is notably related to the Métis Nation, because the well being of Indigenous Peoples is inseparable from the well being of their territories and the planet as a complete. The Métis Nation has an intimate reference to their homeland, and the well-being of residents is straight tied to the well being of those territories.

“The suitable to a wholesome atmosphere is a elementary human proper that’s important for the conclusion of different rights, corresponding to the suitable to well being and the suitable to cultural identification. The Everlasting Discussion board gives an avenue for the Métis Nation to advocate for the popularity and safety of the rights of Métis individuals and their territories, working in direction of a extra sustainable and simply future for all.”

Whereas attending these conferences, President Caron, Métis Authorities Presidents, and officers will likely be assembly with Indigenous representatives from exterior of Canada, Canadian representatives in addition to international dignitaries to advance the priorities of the Métis Nation. The main target of those conferences will likely be to share Métis Nation experiences, challenges, and greatest practices on human well being, planetary and territorial well being, and local weather change. The delegation will even advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous views and experiences in efforts to attain the improved participation of Indigenous Peoples on the United Nations.

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Since 1983, the Métis Nationwide Council has been the nationwide and worldwide voice of the Métis Nation inside Canada. Via the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, the MNC advocates on behalf of its Governing Members—the democratically elected Métis Governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia—to advance Métis rights and pursuits inside their respective jurisdictions, together with the implementation of the Métis Nation’s inherent proper to self-determination and self-government. The MNC is dedicated to accountability and transparency inside its operations, and to its relationships with MNC Governing Members. Cassidy Caron is the President of the Métis Nationwide Council.

CONTACT: Steve Sutherland Métis Nationwide Council [email protected]
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