MN-S Asks Local Presidents To Prove Legitimacy

Friday, September 12, 2008 at 14:37



Saskatchewan Metis leader Robert Doucette is not apologizing for strict guidelines concerning Metis local presidents.


Doucette says some presidents may have been forced to skip this week’s Metis Nation Legislative Assembly in Saskatoon because they couldn’t provide documentation that allowed them to participate as a delegate.


The Metis Nation – Saskatchewan now requires presidents to supply the minutes of local elections to prove they belong in office.


Doucette says the MN-S needs its locals to have clearly-defined leaders if the Metis are going to be taken seriously in duty-to-consult negotiations.


Doucette notes the organization has always had this rule, but now it’s being more strictly enforced.