SIGNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP TREATY between the Council of the First Metis People of Canada and the Wik-Wam-Sŭn-Ŏté Aboriginal Community – 19th February 2017
Chiefs George LeBel & Karole Dumont., signatories.
A special day and celebration for the Council of the First Metis People of Canada and the Wik-Wam-Sŭn-Ŏté Aboriginal Community with the signing of a historical partnership treaty. This treaty is the first of many the Council of the First Metis People of Canada (CFMPC) is currently negotiating with Metis organisations that trace their Indigenous roots in eastern Canada. (from the Maritimes to north-eastern Ontario)
Chief Dumont was honoured to represent the Council in Edmundston, New-Brunswick, and to meet many members of the community. That day was very special and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of uniting Metis organisations to not only preserve our Metis identity, but also our culture and history. The rich mixed heritage we received from our Indigenous and non-Indigenous ancestors is our most precious possession.
It represents who we are as a People, and it is primordial that our own descendants continue to maintain it alive and vibrant.