Research and Reports

Women of the Métis Nation Perspectives

The 5th National Indigenous Women’s Summit

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and Into the Future

A Profile of CANADiAN WoMeN iN rurAl, reMoTe AND NorTHerN CoMMuNiTieS

in 2006, the last census year for which data are currently available, approximately 2.8 million women resided in rural Canada, while another 176,000 women resided in remote areas. This represents approximately 18% of the total female population in Canada, and approximately 50% of the total rural and remote population…

National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

All Indigenous women and children have an equal right to live free from violence and all forms of discrimination. In recent years, there have been a number of initiatives aimed at responding to the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls, including the disproportionate rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada…

Strengthening Métis Women’s Entrepreneurship

This study brings together five pieces of research that together provide the most complete picture currently available of the business environment for Métis women entrepreneurs (MWEs in the five westernmost provinces of Canada. The components of the study include:

  • A summary of key findings from the published research on Métis women entrepreneurs


Women in Canada at a Glance The first decade of the new millennium was a period of significant change in Canada. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the lives of women and girls, whose contributions to the economy and participation in all aspects of Canadian life have been crucial to our country’s success…


The Métis are one of three distinct Aboriginal peoples in Canada recognized under the 1982 constitution. The Métis National Council [MNC] was developed in 1983 to be a representative voice of the interests of Métis people in Canada and abroad. 

Education Policy Paper

According to 2001 Aboriginal People’s Survey, 48% of Aboriginal people aged 20 to 24 not living on reserve ad not completed their secondary school education. Less than half(43.9%) of Métis youth between 15 and 24 years of age completed high school or education at a higher level.

Health Policy Paper

The Women of the Métis Nation have hosted a variety of regional meetings across the homeland and several national gatherings. One thing is clear: Métis women identify health as a key priority. We have hosted discussions on traditional health, the historical role of Métis women as the health care providers…

Traditional Knowledge Policy Paper

Métis women have always played an important role in society. In the largely egalitarian community, women were for the most part equal partners i the development of their communities politically, socially and economically…

Policy Paper on Violence Against Métis Women

Métis women experience gender-based violence, something that a great number of Métis women experience repeatedly throughout their lives. Métis women experience many forms of violence but the result remains the same – Métis women often are unable to address the social issues that create the causes of their victimization.

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