“I wholeheartedly applaud and congratulate Cassidy Caron on her election on November 30th. We have njoyed a longstanding relationship with President Caron through her close work with Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak. She has chaired our assemblies, served on our Métis Nation Working Group on MMIWG2S, and has led National Métis Youth work with LFMO. She is an amazing Métis Woman, and will serve the Métis Nation with a dynamic and innovative approach to leadership within our Nation.”
– Melanie Omeniho, LFMO President
Sisters in Spirit
LFMO always stands in support with the families and communities who have known or been impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks, but October 4 marks an important day, a day where we come together to honour our Sisters in Spirit.
Every October, families and communities across the country gather to honour our sisters we have lost and our sisters who have not yet come home. We stand alongside them to offer support, to educate the public and to commemorate the lives of our Indigenous sisters and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks.
LFMO has been continually engaged in the development of a National Action Plan to end Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On behalf of and through confirmation of the Métis governing members, we have been the file lead and this year released our own Métis-specific Action Plan, called Weaving Mishkotaha, highlighting the Métis-led work that is already underway and the steps we can take together in implementing the 62 Calls for Mishkotaha and the National Inquiry’s 231 Calls for Justice.