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|เกมยิงปลาสุดยอดเกมทำเงินอันดับ 1Fall 2012 --- Lands Resources & Consultations Update|
Since 2007, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario has worked with its citizens and regional rights-bearing M¨¦tis communities to develop a community-driven consultation framework that ensures the Crown fulfills its duty to conduct meaningful consultation with M¨¦tis people in the province. That work, which continues to evolve, is guided in part by input and suggestions from M¨¦tis citizens and communities captured during province wide consultations in 2007/2008. The report on these consultations is called Towards a Consultation Framework for Ontario M¨¦tis, 2007/2008 Community Consultations; What We Heard Report, and has provided clear direction to the MNO¡¯s leadership on how to move forward.
One of several recommendations in the final report was the creation of a branch within the MNO to support Regional Consultation Committees by providing the technical and scientific expertise needed for meaningful M¨¦tis consultation and accommodation. Through this branch, MNO would grow it¡¯s capacity in policy areas related to land and resources, including, energy, mining and forestry with a view to increasing M¨¦tis participation in these sectors by fostering economic development and resource benefits sharing. Another recommendtation was that this policy work? be supported by research aimed at developing a province-wide M¨¦tis Traditional Land Use or M¨¦tis Way of Life Framework (WOLF) to collect M¨¦tis traditional knowledge and help gain a better understanding of M¨¦tis interests, rights, harvesting patterns and land use.
The recommendations were adopted at the 2008 MNO Annual General Assembly/Special Presidents Meeting. As well, an Interim Statement of Principles and Framework for M¨¦tis Consultation and Accommodation was adopted. Together these documents give the mandate for and guide the MNO¡¯s work in this sector.
A branch to focus on work in this area was established and began work immediately on activities relating to duty to consult. The Branch was renamed Lands, Resources and Consultations and restructured in 2009 in response to an increase in demand and realignment of priorities identified at the end of the 2008/2009 fiscal year. Today the Branch is overseen by a Director, who is supported by two Managers with with distinct areas of responsibility - Community Relations and Lands and Resources. Staff throughout the province, provide hands-on capacity and support at the community level on lands, resources and consultation issues.