About Us

Speaks as the national and international voice of Metis women.

By motion of the Metis National Council (MNC) Board of Governors, WMN has been created to enable Metis Women to take an active role within Metis Nation governance.  WMN is the national and international voice for Metis women.  WMN aims to consult, promote and represent the personal, spiritual, social, cultural, political and economic interests and aspirations of Women of the Metis Nation in Canada.

About Us

Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak is the recognized voice of Métis Women across the homeland.  Operating in a democratic, transparent and fiscally accountable manner, we influence public policy and decision making related to concerns and aspirations of Métis women at all levels of Indigenous and Canadian government.  A secretariat of the Métis National Council since 1999, LFMO was incorporated in 2010 at the organization’s inaugural meeting.  

Our mission is to ensure that Métis women from across the homeland are safe, connected, empowered and have capacity to work with other Canadian and Métis organizations to help create the conditions for healthy, vibrant and productive communities throughout the Métis Nation.

We are guided by six strategic goals:

  1. Build a strong, successful and responsible organization whose voice is heard throughout the Métis Nation;
  2. Be caretakers of traditional knowledge and the voice of Métis women;
  3. Ensure that the perspectives of Métis women are included in community economic development;
  4. Foster culturally appropriate learning environments and lifelong learning to improve the educational outcomes for women and all Métis learners;
  5. Help Métis people lead healthier lives and help create the conditions for healthy and vibrant communities; and
  6. Advocate on behalf of Métis women.

Basic Organizational Capacity Multi-Year Funding serves to enhance the capacity of LFMO in three primary areas:

  1. Human Resources
  2. Core Meetings
  3. Office Operating Costs

Under the guidance of LFMO’s National President, we conduct regular meetings for the Board of Directors, hold general meetings, and provide a communication mechanism between and among Métis Women and the Government of Canada.

President's Message

Welcome to the web site of the Les Femmes Michif Otipemswak operating as the Women of the Métis Nation (WMN).  This web site is designed to provide information on Métis women’s issues.  WMN aims to consult, promote and represent the personal, spiritual, social, cultural, political and economic interests and aspirations of women of the Métis Nation in Canada.  This web site will help us achieve those goals and provide timely and relevant information to Métis women on the issues that are important to them.

Historically, Métis women have been equal partners in the development of the Métis communities politically, socially and economically and have always held the esteemed role of keepers of traditional knowledge.  Métis women have played a vital role in the economic development and stability of their community and Canada as a whole.   Métis women have also played a key role in the survival of their families and communities through challenging times and in maintaining Métis culture, including the 1885 resistance and the legacy of residential schools.  We hope to share information on these accomplishments and shared stories on this site.

Until the creation of WMN, Métis women have had no direct representation or voice at the national and international level on issues that directly affect Métis Women and the Métis people.  WMN intends to truly represent the interests and aspirations of all Métis Women and their community. WMN is being organized to operate as an open and democratically accountable organization that will encourage and maximize the input of all Métis Women who want a voice in the development of its policies and strategies.  Over time this web site will be used to facilitate these conversations.  I trust you will find it useful and will provide us feed back on how to make it even better.

WMN Profile

Women of the Métis Nation(WMN), speaks as the national and international voice for Métis women. WMN aims to consult, promote and represent the personal, spiritual, social, cultural, political and economic interests and aspirations of women of the Métis Nation in Canada.

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