Although the Ontario Métis Aboriginal Association may be gone, the Woodland Métis Tribe is alive and well and our dedicated members feel that it is our solemn duty to rebuild our organization, but this time, WITHOUT the help of any Federal or Provincial funding. Our past dependence on government funding was the cause of our demise and it can never be allowed to happen again.
That’s why we need you, our members, more than ever. Our goal is to build a strong, lean tribal organization supported exclusively by our membership so that we can continue the fight for our rights and pursue justice to highest courts of the land without the fear of recrimination or reprisal from government agencies feeling threatened by our commitment and resolve.
The Powley case which went to the Supreme Court of Canada, had its roots in the fact that Powley held an OMAA membership card which gave him the rights to hunt moose. The Supreme Court of Canada upheld that fact. Over the years the Woodland Métis Tribe has been involved in over 200 similar legal cases, all with the intent of protecting our membership.
With your support, we will continue to be a powerful advocate of your rights, ensuring that our voices are never silenced and that our rights, and the rights of our children are pursued relentlessly.
Thank you for your consideration and support!