OTTAWA, ON, June 3, 2021 – The Métis Nation Working group, convened to lead the development of a Métis Nation specific action plan, is pleased to see the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) to end Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Throughout the development of the NAP, Melanie Omeniho, President of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak ensured that the unique needs of Métis families and survivors were threaded throughout the document in a distinctions-based approach.
On behalf of, and through the confirmation of the Métis Nation Governing Members and the Métis National Council, Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO), the recognized representative body of Métis women across the Métis Nation Motherland has led the file on Missing and Murdered Métis women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The Métis Nation working group functioned collaboratively and cooperatively with Elders and Knowledge keepers, representation from each of the Métis Nation Governing Members and the Métis National Council as well as subject matter experts. We remained strong through the process and committed to ensuring the safety and security of our most vulnerable, their families and survivors.