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Vision

Our vision is that all Metis children, youth and families live with love, honour, dignity and respect knowing they belong to a strong, proud People with a unique heritage and cultural identity.

 

Constitution

As Metis people we have the right and responsibility to care for and support the safety and wellbeing of Metis children, youth and families.  As a Metis child and family services agency, we will continue our Nation’s resilient legacy as we:

  1. Work respectfully with all levels of government to promote strong, healthy Metis children, youth and families;
  2. Offer family programming and child safety services that are embedded in and delivered with love, compassion, respect;
  3. Ensure services are consistent with Metis traditions, values and ways of caring for and honouring one another;
  4. Construct, hold, manage and maintain culturally safe and affordable housing options for Aboriginal youth who are receiving or who have received services from the provincial child welfare system, Elders and other Aboriginal Persons deemed eligible by the Society.
  5. Cultivate and nurture a sense of belonging to one’s Metis community and cultural identity;
  6. Promote and demonstrate reconciliation in Metis child and family services.

 

Otipemisiwak

The Metis are a people distinguished by their independence, individuality and resilience.

The Cree referred to Metis people as Otipemisiwak, which, loosely translated, means,

“The people who own themselves” or “The people who govern themselves”.