The objective of the first Métis Nation Economic Development Forum was to provide Métis Nation input into the development of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development. This forum enabled the MNC and its Governing Members to bring together specialists from their capital corporations, business support units, MHRDAs, as well as members of the Métis business community to address their foremost economic challenges and opportunities and ensure that the new Federal Framework responded to the needs and objectives of Métis communities and entrepreneurs.