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One of the challenges Ontario M谷tis face is that not enough research has been conducted and published about the unique history and development of M谷tis communities in Ontario as a part of the larger M谷tis Nation. In Phase I of its recent consultations on M谷tis identification and registration, MNO citizens stressed the need for the MNO to provide more information about M谷tis history specific to Ontario.
In its efforts to provide at least some of the research that has been done on Ontario M谷tis to date, the following historic reports have been posted to the MNO＊s website. These reports include historical research on M谷tis commissioned by the MNO, the Ontario Government or the Government of Canada (by either the Department of Justice [※DOJ§] or Indian Affairs and Northern Canada [※INAC§]).
By posting these reports on its website, the MNO is not taking any position with respect to the conclusions in some or all of these reports. Further, posting these reports are ※without prejudice§ to the political and legal positions the MNO take or may take with respect to rights-bearing M谷tis communities in Ontario. These reports are provided for information purposes only. Some of them may assist individuals in better understanding Ontario Metis history or in identifying historic Metis ancestors for the purposes of completing their citizenship application with the MNO Registry.
It must also be stressed that these reports are by no means comprehensive in scope. Many parts of Ontario have not yet been researched. Some of the reports only focus on specific location, rather than entire region. As well, for many of these reports, the MNO and its communities were not involved in the research and little to no information about the contemporary history of M谷tis communities in Ontario is included. These reports should be used with these limitations in mind.
However, regardless of the limitations of these reports, the MNO hopes that by publishing them online at least the limited research that has been done on Ontario Metis to date will begin to become more accessible to MNO citizens and communities.
The MNO notes that while these historic reports provide general narratives on various M谷tis communities in Ontario and some helpful information and leads on various M谷tis individuals and families within those communities, the MNO Registry still requires primary source documentation (i.e. Census records, birth and death certificates, church records, HBC journals, etc.) in order to establish an applicant＊s ancestral connection to a historic M谷tis ancestor. A reference to an individual within one of these reports does not, in and of itself, confirm a historic M谷tis ancestor. The primary source documents to support the report＊s statements or conclusions on identified historic M谷tis ancestors must be provided to the MNO Registry in order to verify an individual was identified as M谷tis, ※Halfbreed§, etc. in historic times.
Rainy Lake/Rainy River/Lake of the Woods/Lac Seul/Treaty #3 Reports
? DOJ Report 每 Lake of the Woods Region
? MNO Report 每 Rainy Lake/Rainy River
? Ontario Report 每 Rainy Lake & Kenora
? Ontario 每 Historic M谷tis of Rainy Lake and Rainy River (2002)
? Lytwynn Article 每 Fort Frances M谷tis
? DOJ Report 每 Lake Superior
? DOJ Report 每 Lake Superior (French)
??เกมยิงปลาสุดยอดเกมทำเงินอันดับ 1MNO Report - Lake Superior (Ray, 2011)
? INAC Report 每 Robinson Treaty Metis
? Ontario Report 每 Michipicoten
??MNO Report 每 North Lake Superior M谷tis (Jones, March 2015)
Sault Ste. Marie Reports
James Bay-Abitibi Temiscamingue Reports
?Georgian Bay Reports
Kawartha/Ottawa River Reports
Additional Research Reports