Meadow Lake To Host MNLA On Louis Riel Day

Monday, June 13, 2005 at 12:51



The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan is making plans to hold its Metis Nation Legislative Assembly in Meadow Lake on November 16th — Louis Riel Day.


MNS provincial secretary Ralph Kennedy says the decision was made at a meeting of the Provincial Metis Council over the weekend in Yorkton.


The organization has made similar statements in the past few months, only to see plans fall through because of a lack of funding.


However, Kennedy says this meeting looks like it will happen because the MNS has found a way to fund the affair without government help.


Kennedy says his group has been given money to hold consultations, which will take place during the MNLA in order to help pay for the assembly.


Kennedy is also rejecting calls from a group of dissident Metis local presidents for the MNS to hold a referendum related to last year’s disputed election.


Kennedy says that type of issue can only be settled at an MNLA.