Michel Callihoo Nation Society (MCNS)
The Friends of Michel Society, The Descendants of Michel First Nation Association, The Unity Group, Michel Band United for Justice, and The Michel Corporation have entered into a protocol agreement that represents the unification of all five groups, who commit to working collaboratively and engaging in meaningful conversations and exploratory discussions with Canada in the best interest of the Michel people. The protocol agreement’s principles are reflected in the incorporating documents of the Michel Callihoo Nation Society.
It is our honour to represent the Michel people in these discussions, united under the new Michel Callihoo Nation Society. Michel Callihoo Nation Society will be facilitating the exploratory discussions with Canada, seeking the creation of a new Band under the Indian Act. We are an advisory group only, and the ultimate decision about Band creation is entirely within the discretion of the responsible Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, under section 17 of the Indian Act. Canada, through the provisions of the Indian Act, is responsible for establishing Indian Status.
All the groups who now make up MCNS have agreed to wind down their individual societies, associations, and corporations.
MCNS will also help descendants who may qualify for Indian Status under the new proposed legislation to apply.