Departments, Portfolios and Affiliates

Certain issues are of great importance to the Metis people of Manitoba and require additional attention. This dedicated and focused attention is accomplished through the Manitoba Metis Federationís portfolio structure. There are two types of portfolios: those that are supported by a department and those that exist in policy only.

The types of portfolios that are developed and maintained by the Federation are determined by the Metis people. Through their representatives, members communicate to the Board of Directors which issues are important and require a specialized focus. For example, the Federation recently established two new portfolios in response to member concerns. The Manitoba Hydro and Environment portfolios deal with issues surrounding proposed hydro developments and the preservation of our natural resources.

Below are a list of current MMF portfolios and the executives dedicated to each.

Energy and Infrastructure

Minister: Jack Park

Metis Child & Family Services

Minister: Mona Buors
Associate Minister: JoAnne Remillard

Natural Resources & Citizenship

Minister: Leah LaPlante
Associate Minister: Shawn Nault

Provincial Education

Minister: Joan Ledoux
Associate Minister: David Beaudin

Economic Development

Minister: President David Chartrand
Associate Minister: Darrel Ferland

Housing & Property Management

Minister: Will Goodon

Fisheries

Minister: John Parenteau

Constitution, Metis Rights, Metis Nation Agenda & Governance

Minister: Judy Mayer

Justice

Minister: Julyda Lagimodiere

Sports & Youth

Minister: Richard Genaille

Culture & Heritage

Minister: Alfred Anderson

Agriculture & French Languages

Minister: Jean Desrosiers

Health & Early Learning Child Care

Minister: Frances Chartrand

Pemmican Publications, Residential Schools, Michif Language, Riel House & Metis Community Liaison Department

Minister: Andrew Carrier

Environment & Mining

Minister: Vincent Parenteau
Associate Minister: Mildred Dorion

Finance & Human Resources

Minister: Anita Campbell

Land Claims

Minister: David Chartrand
Associate Minister: Denise Thomas

Tripartite Self-Government Negotiations

Minister: Denise Thomas

Children, Youth & Families

Associate Minister: Mona Buors

Education & Training

Associate Minister: Joan Ledoux

Housing

Associate Minister: Will Goodon

Governance

Associate Minister: Judy Mayer

Natural Resources & Citizenship

Associate Minister: Shawn Nault

Metis Employment & Training (MET)

Minister: John Fleury
Associate Minister: Joan Ledoux

Provincial HRD Committee

Minister: David Chartrand
Jack Park
John Fleury
Jean Desrosiers
Anita Campbell
Ex Officio: Joan Ledoux

Strategic Planning & Policy Committee

Minister: David Chartrand
Anita Campbell
Leah LaPlante
Jack Park
Andrew Carrier
Will Goodon

Metis Economic Development Trust

Minister: Anita Campbell
Minister: Jack Park
Minister: Andrew Carrier
Minister: Leah LaPlante

Louis Riel Capital Corporation

Minister: Anita Campbell
Minister: Jack Park
Minister: Leah LaPlante
Jim Bruce
Gerald Barron

MNC Alternate to the President

Minister: Denise Thomas