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Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin (RHW) has been working to protect our Treaty territory and encroachment by the Metis Nation of Ontario

Anishinabek communities in the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin nda dakiimnaan, are the original inhabitants of lands now known as Ontario.  Anishinabek having been lowered here by Creator are recognized to have inherent rights and jurisdiction.  Rights affirmed and recognized through treaty.  Not given by the Crown or its actors. RHW communities support the legitimate claims of Metis, recognize that there are mixed blooded people living within our territory. Our communities have a responsibility to protect our inherent rights, our inherent laws and lands.  Part of carrying out these responsibilities and obligations is to know who our relationship partners are. This is what our research is about.

Our work to protect
inherent rights.

An exploratory study of Métis Nation of Ontario’s “Historic Métis Communities” in the Robinson Huron Treaty Territory

To review evidence provided by the Metis Nation of Ontario's (MNO) for the so-called "historic Metis communities" in Robinson Huron Territory, as well as the evidence for the original Sault Ste. Marie Metis community, validated by the 2003 Supreme Court of Canada Powley Decision.

The Sault Ste. Marie “Métis” Community and “Halfbreed Petition”

This report was commissioned by Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin in August 2023 as part of the research they've been leading about the Metis Nation of Ontario's (MNO) political claims in Robinson-Huron territory.

Press Releases

Ogimaak Resolution: RHW Denounces MNO

Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin (RHW) Chiefs recently concluded their spring Gathering of Chiefs in Assembly, held in Sudbury Ontario on May 15th and 16th, 2024.

RHW Responds: MN-S's Withdrawl of Support for Bill C-53

Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin Chiefs express relief over the news of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan’s (MN-S) withdrawal of support for Bill C-53. Our opposition to this legislation has been a long process, but it isn’t over yet. Bill C-53 is still on the table and can pass the third reading anytime.

Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin Chiefs Press Release

Robinson Huron Treaty Territory - On February 24, 2023, the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation of Ontario (“MNO”) signed the Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Implementation Agreement

New report suggests MNO research lacks scholarly rigour

This report examines the legitimacy of the Metis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) political claims within RHW territory by taking a critical lens to key historical reports and academic literature available on the Sault Ste. Marie (SSM) Metis.

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