LFMO grants permission to use the materials below, which include reports, toolkits, videos, infographics, etc. , with acknowledgements and credit given back to LFMO. 

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strategic plan, 2020-2021

Women of the Métis Nation Perspectives

The 5th National Indigenous Women’s Summit

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and Into the Future

Interim Report - MMIWG Implementation Framework

An interim report updating LFMO’s work on its MMIWG Framework. 

Métis Perspectives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and LGBTQ2S+ People

A report addressing the landscape of missing and murdered Métis women, girls (MMIWG) and gender diverse people in Canada. 

Métis-Specific Gender-Based Analysis (GBA+) Tool

Gender-Based Analysis is an analytical, systematic process used to review the impacts and experiences of a program, policy or initiative for a wide variety of people. This GBA+ Toolkit is built upon the Government of Canada’s GBA process to include a Métis-specific approach.

An examination of Métis women, 2slgbtqqia+ folks' housing needs and experiences

One of the greatest limitations in understanding the experiences of Métis women and girls with homelessness, and Métis homelessness, is the dearth of available data on this issue, which is why we conducted this literature review.

Métis women, 2slgbtqqia+ folks and the right to disconnect

With so many Canadians working from home, the Right to Disconnect has ignited a conversation about work balance and the private lives of Canadians. We engaged with Métis women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks on their experiences. 

Building a Métis Women's Blueprint

An environmental scan looking at the availability of services and gaps in services experienced by Métis women across the homeland including employment, education, healthcare, childcare, youth and more.

Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework

The purpose of this paper is to provide the views of the Women of the Métis Nation in response
to Canada’s Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework. It is a policy document which can inform current and future processes that would promote the empowerment of Métis women.

Anti-racism Policy Paper

Despite progress and the many contributions of Métis women, Métis women, girls and gender-diverse people continue to experience a unique form of racism due to their distinct historical contexts and the ongoing systemic discrimination perpetuated by Canadian governmental policies and practices.


A policy paper examining instances of forced and coerced sterilization of Métis women across the Motherland.


Click to watch a Kokum Chat with Kokum Linda and Kokum Loretta as they talk about the rights of Métis women and 2SLGBTQQIA folks across the Motherland and their own experiences with forced and coerced sterilization.

submission to the house of commons re: proposed bill c-247

LFMO’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (controlling or coercive conduct).

submission to the house of commons standing committee of indigenous and northern affairs on bill c-15

LFMO’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Bill C-15, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

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.

Violence Against Métis Women policy paper

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.

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. 

Traditional Knowledge Policy Paper

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

She is indigenous -presentation

In partnership with a number of Indigenous organizations, LFMO developed and currently maintains the She is Indigenous campaign, a social media campaign that seeks to highlight the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women across Canada. This presentation details the campaign’s development, process and strategy. For more information, please visit

LFMO Implementation for mmiwg -presentation

During an presentation in partnership with the government of Canada, the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, LFMO provided an update on its own Métis-specific Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) work.

what we heard

A report of the Métis Nation’s engagement with Métis Sixties Scoop Survivors.

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 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. 


Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation is guided by the set of by-laws laid out in this document.

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