It is with utmost sadness the family of Clifford Supernault of Stony Plain, Alberta announced his passing on October 13, 2020 at 76 years old. Cliff will be greatly missed by many and may his memory live on forever. Cliff was a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and very dedicated to his community.
He was an active participant in advancing the Nation and was always supporting friends, family, MNA staff, and anyone else he could. Cliff will be remembered by many as a kind and generous man dedicated to his family and his community.
Our deepest condolences to his family. You are in our thoughts.
Cliff was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years: Esther Supernault, and his parents: Jonas and Margaret.
A small Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 23, 2020 at Connelly-McKinley, St. Albert Funeral Home. To view the service live please visit connelly-mckinley.com, the service will also be available online to view at a later date.
[OTTAWA, ONTARIO, October 19, 2020] Leaders from the Métis Nation of Ontario, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation of Alberta joined other Métis, First Nations and Inuit leaders from across the country on a video call held October 16th hosted by Ministers Miller and Bennett. The session focused on a national action plan to address systemic racism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada’s health care systems, following the horrifying public footage of the racism Joyce Echaquan experienced moments before her untimely death.
of the Métis Nation of Ontario, The Métis Nation – Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation
of Alberta express their deepest condolences to the family of Joyce Echaquan.
Sadly, Métis, First Nations and Inuit people across the country have long
documented systemic racism in our healthcare systems. These injustices
continue to deter Indigenous peoples from accessing healthcare services, which
results in overall poorer health outcomes and avoidable deaths for Indigenous
peoples across Canada.
problems require systemic solutions. While broad representation from multiple
orders of government and health care organizations at this meeting is
heartening, it is only one step. We need a sustained effort to affect systemic
change. Unequal access to healthcare calls for an immediate plan of action.
must include mandatory cultural safety training for medical professionals, and
the inclusion of Métis, First Nations and Inuit partners at every stage of the decision-making
process in order to address the health needs and priorities of Indigenous
peoples. Increasing respect, recognition and a
genuine understanding of Métis people among mainstream health care providers is
critical in order to bring about change improving health outcomes.
of the Métis Nation of Ontario, The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation
of Alberta will continue to work with federal Ministers Miller, Bennett and
Hajdu, and the respective provincial governments to move this forward on behalf
of their respective citizens.