Indigenous Identity Fraud Summit


Given the threat of identity theft now confronting all Indigenous peoples, the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) will be co-hosting the upcoming Indigenous Identity Fraud (IIF) Summit in Winnipeg on May 14 & 15, 2024.

The IIF Summit will focus on the ongoing issues related to Bill C-53 and the Metis Nation of Ontario, the true national scale of the problem of collective Indigenous identity fraud, and options for a coordinated response to the theft of Indigenous identity by fraudulent organizations.  It is imperative that we protect section 35 rights and legitimate rights-holders.

The Summit will be livestreamed. Registration is not open to the public as the Summit is a gathering of First Nations, Inuit and Red River Métis Leaders.

Contact Information

General Inquiries:

Media Inquiries:

Kat Patenaude

Media Relations Advisor

Manitoba Métis Federation


Isak Vaillancourt (he/him)

Communications Manager

Policy and Communications Sector

Chiefs of Ontario

Mobile: 416-819-8184