Mitch Case is a proud Métis citizen from the Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Community. Mitch is a community based historian, focusing on the history of Ontario Métis communities; especially those around the Great Lakes.
In June of 2020, Mitch was elected to serve as the Region 4 Councillor on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Mitch was elected on a platform of advancing Métis Self-Government, improving communication, advancing Métis culture, and most importantly advancing the historic claims of Métis community in the Sault Ste Marie, Superior East, Huron North Shore area.
Mitch has served as a Youth Representative at the local and regional levels and was elected President of the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council (MNOYC) in 2012, and reelected in 2016. As President of the MNOYC, Mitch was a member of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Mitch is passionate defender of the Métis right to self determination, jurisdiction over lands and resources and the cause of Métis Nationalism. Mitch volunteers in schools, colleges and universities across Ontario where he is invited to speak about Métis culture, history, traditions, rights and contemporary issues. Mitch serves on several boards and committees at the local, provincial and national levels. Mitch is a graduate of Algoma University where he studied Anishinaabemowin and History.
For 6 years Mitch worked as Director of Student Services, Outreach and Resources at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, an Anishinaabe culture based post secondary education institute in Sault Ste Marie. Mitch is a former member of the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities which advises the Ontario Premier and 24 Ministries and Agencies on youth policy.
Mitch has been recognized for his dedication and commitment to the Métis Nation on many occasions, including being awarded:
- Young Medal for Volunteers
Lt. Gov. David Onley
- Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteerism
Gov. General Julie Payette
- Alumni Achievement Award
- Suzanne Rochon-Burnette Volunteer of the Year Award
Métis Nation of Ontario
- Indigenous Professional of the Year Award
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce