A forgotten people

Metis Nation of Ontario president Gary Lipinski participated in a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by the Metis Nation of Ontario and Lakehead University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. (Brent Linton)
Metis Nation of Ontario president Gary Lipinski participated in a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by the Metis Nation of Ontario and Lakehead University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. (Brent Linton)

On April 17, 1982 the Métis of Canada were officially recognized as a distinct group of Aboriginal peoples with the inclusion of Section 35 in the Constitution of Canada. Thirty years later, the Métis remain “forgotten people,’’ says Gary Lipinski, president of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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