In the last Parliament, the Federal Government passed legislation to recognize September 30 as a statutory holiday to observe and learn. Yellowhead has curated here, a list of our own related resources for learning and education on this day and beyond.
The relationship between First Nations and Metis has been one of kinship, but not without tension. A new, and troubling source of tension is now in B.C., where the Metis Nation of BC has begun claiming lands and rights. In this Brief, Stephen Mussel even describes this relationship as a form of colonialism.
While the emerging rights framework is certainly limited and based on the flawed presumption of Canadian sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples, this new channel of dialogue with the Crown for the Métis National Council, its five governing members, and the Métis Settlement General Council is itself a fairly profound development.