STATEMENT OF PRIME PURPOSE
The Métis Nation of Canada (MNOC) unites and represents Métis People across Turtle Island. We honour our Métis identity, ancestral ties, cultural diversity, and affirm our inherent rights. We pursue self-sustainability, partnership treaties with legitimate Métis organisations that share our vision, to ensure our people and our descendants’ prosperity and social justice through education, programs and services, and economic-development opportunities. We seek friendship treaties with First Nations to strengthen our cultural and traditional ties.
MNOC’s STANDARD OF INTEGRITY
The Métis Nation of Canada (MNOC) adopted a Standard of Integrity, which consists of four principles:
These four principles represent the Métis truthfully, with honour, honestly, and with a profound respect for the cultural diversity of all the Métis peoples across Turtle Island.
- Identifies exclusively as a Métis organisation;
- Has an elected Council (Board of Directors);
- Is incorporated federally;
- Will present its Constitution and By-Laws to be ratified at its next Rendezvous (AGA);
- Holds at least 4 Council meetings annually, and an annual or bi-annual general assembly;
- Alternate elections for half the council every two years for four years term; and
- Communicate regular activities updates to its citizens.
- Has received a mandate from the citizenship to represent nationally, and/or regionally upon the request of its treaty partners or the Métis communities it is affiliated with;
- Organise and participate cultural events celebrating Métis culture, traditions, and practices;
- Strives to maintain and promote Métis identity, traditions, and culture at the national, regional, and community levels; and
- Is committed to work towards asserting the rights of the Métis people from coast to coast to coast.
- Upholds a legitimate registry (paper base & electronic) and a sound registration & verification process i.e. application form, genealogical chart and valid/legal records linking every generation from the applicant to the Indigenous ancestor;
- Is willing to offer guidance with the establishment and management of a registry and registration process to its treaty partners;
- Is willing to allow an audit or forensic audit of its registry upon request.
- Maintains detailed accountability that may be verified and inspected by the organisation’s citizens and funders upon request;
- Provides a verified monthly financial report to the Board of Directors, and an annual Financial Statement to its members;
- Conducts regular review and updates of the governance instruments and present copies to be ratified during the general assemblies.