Self government

Self-Government Simulation for Métis Youth

Significant work is underway on the Métis Recognition and Self-Government Agreement by the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council and others to foster self-reliance Métis government.

21 emerging leaders between the ages of 16 and 29 will participate in a hands-on knowledge transfer, skill-building and governance experience to lead the next generation of Métis peoples, Métis governance and Métis self-government. To do this, The Gordon Foundation is partnering with the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council to host a Model Self-Government Event from January 20-22, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario.

The simulation event is an exciting and hands-on learning experience intended for:
• Build a network with experts for future learning and support
• Transfer the knowledge of experienced advisors in an engaging and realistic environment
• Introduce you to Métis governance structures, resolution writing, voting, negotiation and assembly practices
• Develop your interest in Métis self-government and self-government

Throughout the simulation event, experienced advisors will impart their knowledge on how the ORM conducts meetings, how to write resolutions, and how to articulate your views. You will then have the opportunity to put this new knowledge to the test during a simulation of the Annual General Meeting!

Teresa R. Cabrera

The author Teresa R. Cabrera