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Métis National Council
The National Council was formed in 1983, following the recognition of the Métis as a distinct people in Canada in the Constitution Act, 1982. It is the recognized voice of the Métis people to the Government of Canada, and represents the Canadian Métis people on the international stage.
The MNC is composed of five provincial Métis organizations. They are the Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia , the Métis Nation of Alberta , the Métis Nation - Saskatchewan , the Manitoba Métis Federation , and the Métis Nation of Ontario . Within each provincial organization are regional councils.
The National Council is governed by a Board of Governors made up of the presidents of the provincial Métis organizations, and the national president. A former national president of the Council is Yvon Dumont, who went on to become the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. The current president of the Métis National Council is Clément Chartier .
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