Metis Governance

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Metis Governance

  1. 1. Métis System of Governance
  2. 2. <ul><li>The beginnings of Canada are intertwined with the birth of the Métis nation. </li></ul><ul><li>As descendants of the First Nations peoples, the Métis have Aboriginal rights. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the struggle for recognition of these rights has been on-going throughout the history of Canada, continuing to contemporary times. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Métis Camp Government <ul><li>A council of men would select 10 men to be captains </li></ul><ul><li>These ten captains = Inner Council </li></ul><ul><li>Inner council would chose a captain to be in charge of camp = La Chef (the Chief) </li></ul><ul><li>Ten guides would be appointed to guide the movement of the camp </li></ul><ul><li>There would be a camp crier who made announcements. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Inner Council would make rules that would be observed during the hunting expeditions. </li></ul><ul><li>These rules became known as the Laws of Hunt </li></ul>
  5. 5. Louis Riel <ul><li>In 1869, a provisional government was established by the Métis people of the North West under the leadership of Louis Riel </li></ul><ul><li>In the spring 1870, Louis Riel and his provisional government wrote the “List of Rights” for the basis of negotiating the entrance of Manitoba into the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>In late 1870, the Canadian Gov’t passed the Manitoba Act. A substantial portion of the list of rights were accepted and legislated. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Louis Riel and his “Provisional” Government
  7. 8. Gabriel Dumont <ul><li>In 1872, a public assembly was held to identify a system to keep order </li></ul><ul><li>In 1873, Gabriel Dumont was elected President and a council of eight were chose to assist him, forming on of the first Métis governments in Canada. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnHRRl_up34 </li></ul>

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