Metis Leaders Grappling With Media Exposure

Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 12:57



One of the agenda items at this week’s Provincial Metis Council meeting in Saskatoon is developing a policy to deal with media.


Members of the media were allowed to sit in and report on last year’s meeting — but not this year.


Metis Nation – Saskatchewan President Robert Doucette says he has no real explanation for it, except that the PMC does not have a policy to follow and needs to develop one.


Doucette says it’s his personal opinion that media can sit in on the meetings, because he wants the MNS to be the “most accountable and transparent Aboriginal government in Canada”.


But he says the PMC sets the direction, and he does not have authority over what it decides.


The three-day council meeting will wrap up tomorrow.