Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Resources
Education and knowledge are fundamental to our community and providing appropriate resources is important to us. Please ensure that you read the MNO Education and Training page for important information, including links for K-12 Education Support, Post-Secondary Education, Early Learning & Child Care, Métis Employment Programs, Métis Training Programs, Educational and Cultural Camps and Branch Contacts.
For more detailed information on the above programs and opportunities, the MNO hosts a video series where you can review program and initiative details.
The Ontario government provides information on Indigenous education in Ontario. This is a great place to educate yourself on Indigenous education in Ontario and to learn about supports for Métis students.
The IEC provides input and advisory on Indigenous education, curriculum and initiatives.
In the Niagara Region, three Métis representatives sit on the IEC, representing secondary and post-secondary institutions in Niagara.
Currently, the IEC representatives are:
-Lisa Rutherford (NRMC Councillor) for Niagara College;
-Grant Armstrong (MNO Citizen Representative) for Brock University; and
-Lorraine Martin (NRMC Councillor) for the Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) and the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)
IEC representatives are the voice of the Métis for the IEC that they sit on.
It is important that First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities be involved in working with the Ontario Ministry of Education and Ministry of Colleges and Universities to ensure that the inclusion of Indigenous content and curriculum. The IECs allow Métis to be involved and have a direct say in Indigenous education decisions. IECs are focused on the importance of supporting First Nation, Métis and Inuit students in their academic success. It is important that all students learn about Métis history and culture.
The IEC representatives noted above are the communication links between the Métis community, the Niagara Region Métis Council and the IEC that they sit on. IEC representatives are not required to be elected members of council, but must be an MNO citizen and have the approval of the Niagara Region Métis Council to act on their behalf as the IEC representative.
If you would like to get involved in Indigenous Education or if you have any suggestions or ideas you would like to communicate to the IECs, please contact us here.