Metis President Honoured for Legal Work

Monday, January 05, 2004 at 13:34



Metis National Council President Clem Chartier was recently honoured for his work in the field of law.


Chartier, who’s also the outgoing leader of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, was among 14 Saskatchewan lawyers given the Queen’s Counsel designation on December 29th.


Chartier was admitted to the Bar in 1980 and has worked primarily on Metis hunting and fishing rights cases.


He was part of the MNC’s legal team that convinced the Supreme Court to recognize Metis hunting rights in last year’s landmark Powley decision.