Media Releases

  • Protecting the Citizens of the Métis Nation

    November 29, 2018

    Yesterday, Governing Members of the Métis National Council passed a resolution that protected Métis Nation Citizens from groups in the east who would attempt to claim our rights, our flag, and our traditions.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Responds to Turning the Page Decision/La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba fait suite à la décision prise à l'égard de l'accord Tourner la page

    November 28, 2018

    This morning, the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench dismissed a request for an injunction to block the Province of Manitoba's termination of the Turning the Page Agreement (TPA)

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  • No Place for the Founders of Manitoba in Throne Speech

    November 20, 2018

    There is nothing for the Métis Nation in this speech apart from a continuing lack of provincial vision. There is nothing but a hollow and vague commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people in Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President responds to National Energy Board decision on the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

    November 16, 2018

    The Project goes through the heart of the Homeland of the Manitoba Métis Community and will have significant effects on the exercise of Métis rights.

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  • Commemorating Louis Riel's Legacy at a Time of New Broken Promises

    November 16, 2018

    MMF Releases Affidavit in Ongoing Litigation Against Pallister Government - "Like in Our Land Claim Case, The Truth Will Be Told"

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  • Infinity Women Secretariat Announces Prosperity Through Innovation

    November 14, 2018

    Infinity Women Secretariat has announced funding through Status of Women Canada for a three-year project that will improve access to employment for Métis mothers and caregivers across Manitoba.

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  • Pallister's Tax Dollar Spending Spree

    November 8, 2018

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has opted for a spending spree on the taxpayer's dime.

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  • MMF celebrates new Housing in the Pas at ribbon-cutting ceremon

    November 5, 2018

    On Friday, November 2, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) celebrated the completion of two new housing units in The Pas with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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  • Brian Pallister Deceives the Public on Turning the Page Agreement

    November 1, 2018

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister needs to check his facts.

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  • Pallister Government's Assault on Manitoba Métis Community Continues

    October 31, 2018

    Winnipeg, MB - Yesterday, the Pallister Government wrote to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) indicating that it is terminating the Turning the Page Agreement. The Agreement was signed between the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro in 2014.

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  • Joint Cabinet Summit Successful Step in Defending Métis Nation Future

    October 30, 2018

    Duly elected cabinet members from the two Métis Nation Governments - Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) - held a Joint Cabinet Summit over two days in Regina October 27-28, 2018.

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  • Métis Nation Appalled - Founders of Manitoba Completely Left Out of Pallister Mandate Letters

    October 26, 2018

    Manitoba's provincial cabinet ministers received updated portfolio mandate letters yesterday. While the letters mandate 'reconciliation' with Indigenous peoples, Premier Brian Pallister continues to ignore the MMF and to disregard the rights, claims...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand Reacts to Potential Federal Withdrawal of $67 Million Agreement: "Karma Can Be Inconvenient"

    October 26, 2018

    MMF President Chartrand reacts to comments made by the Pallister government in the Winnipeg Free Press that they "would regard withdrawal of Manitoba's LCEF [Low Carbon Economy Fund] allocation...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation welcomes survivors to Sixties Scoop Symposium hosted by Métis National Council

    October 20, 2018

    From Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) welcomes delegates from across the Métis Nation for a Sixties Scoop Symposium at the Fort Garry Hotel.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Reacts to Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Duty to Consult

    October 11, 2018

    In response to today's Supreme Court of Canada decision in Chief Courtereille and Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Governor General in Council et al., Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand expressed disappointment while also noting that...

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  • MMF President Supports Canada in Protecting the Future

    October 5, 2018

    In response to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister's announcement to scrap the Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan's carbon tax, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand welcomes the opportunity to implement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's...

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  • Another Divisive Policy of Pallister

    October 2, 2018

    Yesterday's provincial announcement of the appointments to the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEB) Board is another example of the Pallister Government attempting to hammer a wedge between the Métis Nation, the founder of Manitoba, and other...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Annual General Assembly Resolves to Defend Métis Harvesting Rights in Manitoba

    September 24, 2018

    On Sunday, September 23, delegates to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Annual General Assembly voted unanimously in favour of a resolution to defend Métis harvesting rights in Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Métis Demand Apology from Premier - We are not a special interest group

    September 23, 2018

    On Sunday, September 23, delegates to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Annual General Assembly voted unanimously in favour of a resolution aimed at defending Métis rights to consultation and accommodation in Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation and Government of Canada announce joint action plan on Advancing Reconciliation

    September 22, 2018

    The Government of Canada is committed to working on a nation-to-nation, government-to-government basis with the Métis Nation to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship through co-operation, respect for Métis rights, and ending the status quo.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President welcomes Quillasinga delegation from Colombia

    September 18, 2018

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand is pleased to join University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee in welcoming a unique cultural exchange with a delegation from the Quillasinga tribe of Colombia.

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  • MMF Welcomes Early Learning and Child Care Framework

    September 18, 2018

    On Monday, September 17, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President and Métis National Council Vice-President and Minister of Social Development, David Chartrand, joined the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada's Minister of Families...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation 2018 Annual General Assembly, September 21-23

    September 13, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Annual General Assembly will take place Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Assiniboia Downs.

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  • MMF President and Manitoba Ministers to Meet Today on Critical Issues

    September 12, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand will be meeting this afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Manitoba Legislature Room 314 with Manitoba Minister Colleen Mayer of Crown Services and Minister Eileen Clarke...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation fully backs Canada's Prime Minister on Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework

    September 11, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) completely supports the direction being undertaken by Minister Carolyn Bennett, on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government, for a Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework...

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  • MMF President Chartrand Appoints Darrel Ferland as Associate Minister of Economic Development

    July 18, 2018

    Today, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand appointed Mr. Darrel Ferland to be his Associate Minister in the Economic Development portfolio.

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  • MMF Announces New Cabinet at First Caucus Meeting of the New Term

    July 16, 2018

    On July 14 and 15, the Manitoba Metis Federation ("MMF") held its first Caucus Meeting since new and returning leadership was elected in May.

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  • Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund Invests in Improved Care for Manitoba Cancer Patients and Families

    June 28, 2018

    This afternoon, Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) representatives presented a donation of $65,000 to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

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  • Update on Matters of Pallister Court Case: MMF Seeks Prompt Hearing of Claim Against Pallister Government and Manitoba Hydro

    June 26, 2018

    Lawyers for the MMF have now written to Chief Justice Joyal of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench requesting that the MMF v. Pallister case be put into case management in order to secure a prompt hearing of the MMF's application for judicial review.

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  • MMF Encouraged by National Energy Board Decision to Refuse Manitoba Hydro's Request to Strike MMF-Hydro Agreement in Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Line Hearings

    June 19, 2018

    Today, the National Energy Board ("NEB") rejected Manitoba Hydro's attempt to strike the July 2017 MMF-Hydro Agreement as evidence in the ongoing hearings about whether Canada will issue a certificate for the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Line (the "MMT

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  • Pallister Government Ignores Facts That the Metis Were Never Considered or Invited to Participate in Mining Protocol

    June 18, 2018

    Setting the agenda for the Co-chairs' Report on the Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol, back on July 31, 2017, Premier Pallister announced "the Manitoba government will be developing a new provincial mineral development protocol...

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  • The MMF Not Surprised by Exclusion in Sharing Mining Benefits

    June 15, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is not surprised by a press release sent out this morning by Manitoba's Pallister-led government that excludes the Métis Nation from involvement in the mining industry.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation 2018 Election Results

    June 7, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) 2018 Provincial Election has concluded, and today the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has released the official results.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Files Court Challenge on Hydro Agreement

    June 4, 2018

    At a press conference held this morning at Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) headquarters, President David Chartrand and MMF legal counsel detailed the judicial review filed today with the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Files Court Challenge against Pallister Government on Hydro Agreement

    June 1, 2018

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand, along with MMF legal counsel, are holding a press conference to detail the judicial review set to be filed in the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench on Monday, June 4.

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  • President Chartrand casts vote in Manitoba Metis Federation 2018 Election

    May 30, 2018

    Thursday, May 31 marks the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) 2018 Election, and MMF President David Chartrand will cast his ballot at the Winnipeg Region polling location at the Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation, Manitoba and Hydro Set to Meet Today

    May 15, 2018

    Today a meeting is to take place at 3:00 pm in room 334 at the Manitoba Legislature that has been anticipated by all Manitobans.

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  • MMF Celebrates Affordable Housing Initiative with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Selkirk

    May 14, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) has been working to build affordable housing for Manitobans, and celebrated today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for two newly built homes in Selkirk, Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Fishers Taking Control of Their Future

    April 18, 2018

    Yesterday, on April 17, 2018, fishers from across Manitoba met and took unprecedented steps to redefine their future.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Election Readiness

    April 12, 2018

    Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Election Readiness

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Legal Proceedings Against Pallister Government

    March 28, 2018

    oday, in a sign of unity and resolve, Manitoba Metis Federation ("MMF") President David Chartrand, supported by the entire MMF Caucus, announced the MMF's decision to authorize legal proceedings...

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  • MMF to Unveil Legal Team and Next Steps to Deal with Premier Pallister's Misrepresentations and Deflections

    March 27, 2018

    Tomorrow, David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and members of the MMF Cabinet from across the province, will introduce the MMF's legal team and discuss next steps...

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  • Pallister Using the Metis as a Political Tool

    March 27, 2018

    Yesterday, Premier Pallister circulated emails across the Province, using an open attack on the Metis for political gain.

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  • MMF Sends 100 Youth to Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell

    March 26, 2018

    day, 100 Metis Youth are on their way to camp thanks to the Manitoba Metis Federation, in partnership with the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.

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  • Deflection, Dishonour and Outright Lies: Premier Pallister's Week in Review

    March 23, 2018

    Deflection, Dishonour and Outright Lies: Premier Pallister's Week in Review

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Responds to Manitoba Hydro Board's Decision to Resign

    March 21, 2018

    Federation Calls Out Premier Pallister's 'Race Card' Tactics Against Indigenous Peoples

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  • Metis Nation and Canada Working Together to Advance Metis Nation Priorities

    March 19, 2018

    Today members of the Manitoba Metis Government Caucus met alongside the Metis National Council with representatives of Canada for the first permanent bilateral meeting of 2018.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba félicite Yvonne Boyer pour sa nomination au Sénat

    March 15, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, Me Yvonne Boyer, une citoyenne de la nation métisse, a été nommée comme sénatrice indépendante pour l'Ontario afin de combler un siège vacant.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates Yvonne Boyer on Senate Appointment

    March 15, 2018

    Today Dr. Yvonne Boyer, a Metis Nation Citizen, was appointed as an independent Senator to fill a vacancy in Ontario.

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  • La province du Manitoba fait des compressions silencieuses qui touchent le développement économique de la nation métisse

    March 14, 2018

    Dans son budget 2017-2018, la province du Manitoba avait affecté puis coupé les fonds qui contribuaient directement au développement économique du Manitoba.

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  • Province of Manitoba Silently Cuts Funding for Metis Nation Economic Development

    March 14, 2018

    In its 2017/2018 budget, the Province of Manitoba earmarked and then cut funding that directly contributes to the economic growth of Manitoba...

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  • L'annonce de budget du gouvernement du Manitoba ne tient aucunement compte de la nation métisse

    March 12, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, la province du Manitoba a déposé un budget qui ignore complètement la nation métisse.

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  • Manitoba Budget Announcement Completely Disregards the Metis Nation

    March 12, 2018

    Today the Province of Manitoba tabled a budget which completely ignores the Metis Nation.

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  • Le protocole d'exploitation minière du gouvernement du Manitoba voué à l'échec

    March 5, 2018

    Dans son communiqué de presse du 2 mars 2018, le gouvernement du Manitoba a indiqué qu'il collaborait avec les Premières Nations afin d'établir un protocole d'exploitation minière provincial...

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  • Manitoba Government Mineral Development Protocol Destined for Failure

    March 5, 2018

    In its Friday, March 2, 2018 news release, the Manitoba Government (Manitoba) stated it is working in partnership with First Nations to develop a provincial mineral development protocol to advance mineral development opportunities and projects...

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba applaudit le budget fédéral et l'engagement envers la nation métisse

    February 27, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, le gouvernement fédéral a présenté son budget 2018, et a ainsi déclaré son engagement envers la nation métisse.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Applauds Federal Budget, Commitment to Metis Nation

    February 27, 2018

    Today the Federal Government delivered its 2018 budget and with it, its commitment to the Metis Nation.

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  • La FMM s'attend à ce que le budget fédéral 2018 soit un budget pour la nation métisse

    February 27, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, le gouvernement fédéral annoncera son budget 2018. La nation métisse prévoit qu'il s'agira d'un budget à investissement important fondé sur les distinctions.

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  • 2018 Federal Budget Expected to be a Metis Nation Budget

    February 27, 2018

    Today the Federal Government will announce its 2018 Budget. The Metis Nation anticipates a distinctions-based, significant investment budget.

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  • Province of Manitoba Absent from Metis Nation Health Forum

    February 26, 2018

    Today representatives from across the country are gathering in Ottawa to participate in a Metis Nation Health Forum.

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  • Déclaration de la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba concernant le résultat du procès de Cormier

    February 22, 2018

    Nos pensées et nos prières accompagnent la famille Fontaine ce soir. Nous n'avons pas de mots pour exprimer la douleur et la confusion que la famille doit avoir ressenties après le verdict.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Statement on the Cormier Trial Finding

    February 22, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fontaine family tonight. Words cannot begin to express the pain and confusion they must be feeling as a result of this verdict.

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  • Metis Student Wins Prestigious Award

    February 18, 2018

    Samantha Morin, a Citizen of the Metis Nation, has won the prestigious Loran Award. Morin is the only Manitoban and the only Metis Citizen to win the Award, which is valued at $100,000 over four years.

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  • Province's Cannabis Announcement Forgets the Metis Nation

    February 16, 2018

    Today the Province of Manitoba announced its conditional acceptance of proposals to operate retail cannabis locations.

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  • L'annonce de la province concernant le cannabis oublie la nation métisse

    February 16, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, la province du Manitoba a annoncé son acceptation conditionnelle de demandes pour l'exploitation d'emplacements de vente de cannabis commerciaux.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum%u2028 présentent une célébration de la Journée Louis Riel

    February 16, 2018

    La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba (FMM) et Le musée de Saint-Boniface Museum présenteront une célébration gratuite en l'honneur de la Journée Louis Riel.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum to Host Free Louis Riel Day Celebration

    February 16, 2018

    In honour of Louis Riel Day the Manitoba Metis Federation and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum will be hosting a free Louis Riel Day celebration.

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  • Demain, la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba tiendra une rencontre d'urgence sur la pêche

    February 12, 2018

    Demain, le 13 février, la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba tiendra une rencontre d'urgence afin de répondre à la crise de la pêche. Cette rencontre aura lieu à Winnipeg, à l'hôtel Clarion, de 8 h 30 à 17 h.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation to Host Emergency Fisheries Meeting Tomorrow

    February 12, 2018

    Tomorrow, February 13, the Manitoba Metis Federation will host its emergency meeting in response to the Manitoba fisheries crisis. The meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Winnipeg.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et la GRC renouent leur engagement à appuyer les priorités relatives aux services de police pour la nation métisse du Manitoba

    February 12, 2018

    La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba (FMM) et la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC) ont signé un protocole d'entente (PE) afin de renouveler le poste de coordonnateur des initiatives communautaires métisses...

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation and RCMP Renew Commitment to Support Policing Priorities for Manitoba's Metis Nation

    February 12, 2018

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the Metis Community Initiatives Coordinator position and support policing priorities for Manitoba's Metis Nation...

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba fixe une date pour la rencontre d'urgence sur la crise de la pêche

    February 5, 2018

    Le mardi 13 février 2018, la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba (FMM) tiendra une rencontre d'urgence afin de répondre à la crise de la pêche au Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Sets Date for Emergency Fisheries Meeting

    February 5, 2018

    On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Manitoba Metis Federation will host its emergency meeting in response to the Manitoba fisheries crisis.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et la University of Winnipeg signent un protocole d'entente (PE) pour appuyer la recherche et les étudiants métis

    January 31, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba a signé un protocole d'entente (PE) qui apportera un montant supplémentaire de 600 000 $ à la University of Winnipeg pour appuyer les bourses métisses au cours de la prochaine décennie.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation and University of Winnipeg Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Support Métis Research and Students

    January 31, 2018

    Today the Manitoba Metis Federation and The University of Winnipeg signed a Memorandum of Understanding which brings an additional $600,000 to the University to support Métis scholarship over the next decade.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et University of Winnipeg signeront un protocole d'entente (PE)

    January 30, 2018

    Demain, la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et la University of Winnipeg signeront un protocole d'entente (PE) qui apportera 600 000 $ supplémentaires pour l'appui de bourses métisses à UWinnipeg.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation and University of Winnipeg to Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    January 30, 2018

    Tomorrow the Manitoba Metis Federation and The University of Winnipeg will sign a Memorandum of Understanding which brings an additional $600,000 to support Métis scholarships at UWinnipeg.

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  • Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund forge un partenariat avec CancerCare Manitoba Foundation pour le gala a Hunt for the Cure (une chasse à la guérison)

    January 23, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, le Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) en collaboration avec la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba (MMF) ont annoncé un partenariat avec CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) pour son gala 2018 A Hunt for the Cure (une chasse à la guérison »).

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  • Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund Partnering with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for a Hunt for the Cure Gala

    January 23, 2018

    Today the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) along with the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) announced their partnership with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) for its 2018 Gala, A Hunt for the Cure.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba demande une rencontre d'urgence relative à la crise de la pêche

    January 19, 2018

    Le président David Chartrand demande une rencontre d'urgence au sujet des problèmes auxquels font face les pêcheurs métis au Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Calling Emergency Meeting to Discuss Fisheries Crisis

    January 19, 2018

    MMF President David Chartrand is calling an emergency meeting to discuss issues facing Métis fishers in Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Launching Social Media Campaign to get Kai Madsen the Order of Manitoba

    January 16, 2018

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand is formally nominating Kai Madsen for the Order of Manitoba this month. He is looking to the public to sign a petition of support.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba interviendra auprès de la Cour suprême du Canada la semaine prochaine dans une affaire de consultation de la Couronne qui créera un précédent

    January 12, 2018

    Le lundi 15 janvier, les avocats de la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba invoqueront devant la Cour suprême « aucune loi nous visant ne sera élaborée sans nous consulter »

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation to Intervene at Supreme Court of Canada Next Week on Precedent-Setting Crown Consultation Case

    January 12, 2018

    On Monday, January 15, lawyers for the Manitoba Metis Federation will argue 'No Laws About Us Without Us' before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • Le président de la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba reçoit la médaille du souverain

    January 9, 2018

    Aujourd'hui, le président de la FMM, David Chartrand, a reçu la médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles de la gouverneure générale.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President Awarded Sovereign Medal

    January 9, 2018

    Today MMF President David Chartrand was awarded the Governor General's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Delivers Hampers, Hope to Churchill - BULLETIN D'INFORMATION À L'INTENTION DES MÉDIAS

    December 18, 2017

    On Sunday, December 17, the Manitoba Metis Federation brought more than hampers and gifts to Churchill. It brought hope and the spirit of the Christmas season.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba fête Noël à l'avance à Churchill

    December 12, 2017

    La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba (FMM) apporte un peu de Noël à Churchill ce dimanche.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Bringing Early Christmas to Churchill

    December 12, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is bringing a little bit of Christmas to Churchill this Sunday.

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  • La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba cherche de l'appui pour proposer la candidature de Kai Madsen à l'Ordre du Manitoba

    December 8, 2017

    - Kai Madsen est reconnu pour son travail auprès du Christmas Cheer Board. Pendant près de 50 ans, il a apporté la joie aux familles partout dans la ville.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Looking for Support to Nominate Kai Madsen for the Order of Manitoba

    December 8, 2017

    Kai Madsen is well known in Winnipeg for his work with the Christmas Cheer Board. For almost 50 years he has been bringing Christmas joy to families throughout the city.

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  • La Fédération Métisse fête sa journée «%u2009portes ouvertes%u2009» annuelle en offrant un don à deux organismes communautaires

    December 7, 2017

    5%u2009000 $ seront remis au Christmas Cheer Board et 10%u2009000 $ au centre Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrating Annual Christmas Open House with Donations to Two Community Organizations

    December 7, 2017

    Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrating Annual Christmas Open House with Donations to Two Community Organizations

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Announces New Prescription Drug Program

    November 16, 2017

    Metis citizens that are age 65 and older with an annual income of $25,000 or less will now have access to the prescription drugs they need.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Builds Memorial Dedicated to St. Eustache Veterans

    November 11, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is unveiling a veteran's monument in St. Eustache with the names of over 450 Métis and local veterans who served in Canada's Military.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand Shocked and Disillusioned by Métis Nation's Exclusion from Sixties Scoop Settlement

    October 13, 2017

    Calls on Federal Government to Establish Métis Nation Specific Process

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  • 2017 AGA Resolution #2 - Night-Hunting in Agro-Manitoba (Southern Manitoba) and the rest of Manitoba (Central and Northern Manitoba)

    September 24, 2017

    Complete text of 2017 AGA Resolution #2 - Night-Hunting in Agro-Manitoba (Southern Manitoba) and the rest of Manitoba (Central and Northern Manitoba)

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  • 2017 AGA Resolution #1 - Complete Prohibition on Dangerous Night Spot-Lighting

    September 24, 2017

    Text of Resolution #1 - Complete Prohibition on Dangerous Night Spot-Lighting as passed by Delegates

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  • Déclaration de la Fédération Métisse du Manitoba sur l'engagement à améliorer les soins de santé de la collectivité métisse du Manitoba

    September 23, 2017

    Le 15 novembre 2016, La Fédération Métisse du Manitoba et le gouvernement du Canada ont signé l'accord-cadre historique pour faire progresser la réconciliation, laquelle devait servir de point de départ aux négociations à venir.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Statement on Joint Health Commitment for Improved Health Services in the Manitoba Métis Community

    September 23, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation and the Government of Canada signed the historic Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation on November 15, 2016 to set the stage for future negotiations.

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  • 50th Year of Governance AGA

    September 21, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be hosting its Annual General Assembly (AGA) at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg from Friday Sept. 22 to Sunday 24, 2017.

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  • A legacy for the future / Un héritage pour l'avenir

    September 7, 2017

    The Métis Nation is a strong and proud Nation. We were born here in the Red River Valley. Our Fathers spoke the languages of Europe, our Mothers the languages of the Plains. We are a multilingual nation.

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  • Louis Riel Monument Restoration and Rededication a Missed Opportunity for Reconciliation

    August 31, 2017

    In reaction to the restoration and rededication ceremony for the Riel Monument at Riel Park, the MMF is pleased the City of Winnipeg has decided to make this project a priority since becoming aware of its deteriorated condition.

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  • Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund Invests in Improved Emergency Childcare at Children's Hospital

    July 6, 2017

    $50K donation to Children's Hospital Foundation to support Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) program

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  • Special Message from MMF President Chartrand on Canada's 150th

    July 1, 2017

    We are proud to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with Prime Minister Trudeau, his government, and all Canadians.

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  • New Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition offers unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

    June 27, 2017

    The MMF, in partnership with LAC and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and in collaboration with the Centre du patrimoine and the Saint-Boniface Historical Society, announces the opening of travelling exhibition showcasing history of Métis Nation.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Mobile Outreach Office Unveiling and Demonstration

    June 26, 2017

    Today, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, announced the launch of the MMF's mobile outreach office.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates Ms. Donna Sanoffsky on being elected by acclamation to the position of Thompson Regional Director

    June 5, 2017

    On behalf the Métis Nation's Manitoba Métis Citizens, President David Chartrand and Cabinet of the Manitoba Metis Federation offer their sincere congratulations to Donna Sanoffsky of Wabowdon Local on being elected Thompson Regional Director.

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  • Glen McCallum elected Métis Nation-Saskatchewan President in Huge Turnout at Polls

    May 29, 2017

    The MN-S completed its return to democratic accountability on Saturday May 27, 2017, with close to 5,000 citizens of the MNS voting. Glen McCallum was elected President and Gerald Morin was re-elected as Vice-President.

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  • A Night to Remember

    May 17, 2017

    This past weekend, Friday, May 12th, 2017, the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) in partnership with the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), hosted their first annual fundraising gala, A Night to Remember.

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  • Trumped up charges reveal ignorance and prejudice

    May 17, 2017

    In November 2015, two Métis Citizens were charged with illegal hunting using a spotlight in the vicinity of Lundar, MB. Pre-trial analysis suggested fabricated documents were intended as evidence in an effort to make criminals out of Métis Citizens.

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  • Night Hunting Charges & Resulting Court Case against Métis Harvesters Protecting our Métis Harvesters and their Right to Support their Families

    May 4, 2017

    Winnipeg, MB - A recent court case involving Métis Hunters proves there is systemic prejudice and reckless behavior by Conservation Officers to fabricate evidence in an effort to malign our Métis Hunters.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates Clément Chartier on being re-elected President of the Métis National Council

    April 28, 2017

    Winnipeg, MB - On behalf the Métis Nation's Manitoba Métis Citizens, President David Chartrand and Cabinet of the MMF offer their sincere congratulations to Clément Chartier on being re-elected to his 5th term as President of the Métis National Council.

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  • Forbes Bros. Ltd and Metis N4 Construction Sponsor Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund's Upcoming Gala in Support of Children's Hospital Foundation

    April 10, 2017

    Power line construction group, Forbes Bros. Ltd, and the Manitoba Metis Federation's (MMF) construction affiliate, Metis N4 Construction, presented matching sponsorship cheques in the amount of $15,000 to the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF).

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation to Invest in North End Hockey Program

    March 23, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is proud to make a $10K investment in families and youth in Winnipeg's North End.

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  • International Women's Day

    March 8, 2017

    On this day, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the Infinity Women Secretariat express their appreciation for all the women of the Métis Nation, and their continued dedication to our Nation's prosperity.

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  • Journée Louis-Riel Day 2017

    February 17, 2017

    The Manitoba Metis Federation and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum are proud to announce their partnership allowing for all Manitobans to highlight Louis-Riel Day in what is arguably one of the most ideal settings.

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  • Night hunting battle turning into 'race war,' Pallister says

    January 20, 2017

    The growing frustrations between rural landowners and night hunters in the southwest corner of the province is turning into a "race war," according to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.

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  • Metis N4 Construction in partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation Donate $10K to Christmas Cheer Board

    December 19, 2016

    In keeping with the generous spirit of the Season, Metis N4 Construction in partnership with the MMF contributed $10,000.00 to the Christmas Cheer Board at its Annual Staff Christmas Party today.

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  • PM and Indigenous Leaders Meet to Advance Reconciliation

    December 15, 2016

    In his press statement, the Prime Minister elaborated on an earlier commitment to meet each year with each of the Indigenous peoples on advancing section 35 rights reconciliation and establishing a new relationship with Canada:

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  • Canada and Métis Nation Join Forces to Support Clean Growth and Combat Climate Change

    December 9, 2016

    Ottawa, ON: In keeping with their nation-to-nation relationship, Canada and the Métis Nation have arrived at an agreed upon mechanism to address climate change at a meeting of First Ministers and the three National Indigenous leaders...

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  • President David Chartrand Applauds Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

    December 9, 2016

    Ottawa, ON - President Chartrand applauds the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premiers who believe and share the same values as the Métis Nation.

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  • Provincial Cuts Worsen Métis Healthcare Crisis

    November 30, 2016

    In a shocking and unforeseen announcement on Nov. 29, 2016, the Government of Manitoba cut all funding for Métis-related health programs and services, effective immediately.

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  • President Chartrand presents signed Framework Agreement to Riel during ceremony

    November 16, 2016

    On this the 131st anniversary of the judicial murder of Métis Visionary and Leader Louis Riel, President Chartrand of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) presented the signed Framework Agreement that will lead to a modern day treaty with Canada.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation to Make Special Announcement at Annual Louis Riel Commemoration

    November 15, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will host its annual graveside commemoration for Métis Visionary Leader and Father of Confederation, Louis Riel, on Wednesday, November 16th - the 131st anniversary of his judicial murder.

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  • Canada and Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrate Key Milestone on Road to Reconciliation

    November 15, 2016

    The Government of Canada is committed to advancing long-term reconciliation and renewing our nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationship with the Manitoba Metis Federation.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Calls for Metis Perspective in Provincial Pre-Budget Consultations

    October 14, 2016

    In response to the call for Manitoba residents' input on provincial pre-budget consultations, the MMF is urging Métis Citizens across the province to engage with the Government of Manitoba and provide a Métis perspective on where their taxes be invested.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Hosts Métis Youth Conference at 48th Annual General Assembly

    September 22, 2016

    The Metis Employment and Training Department of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will host a Youth Conference in conjunction with the MMF's 48th Annual General Assembly (AGA), taking place Sept. 23-25, 2016 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg.

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  • Infinity Women Secretariat to Host 4th Annual General Assembly

    September 22, 2016

    The Infinity Women Secretariat will be hosting their 4th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in conjunction with the Manitoba Metis Federation's 48th Annual General Assembly at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Hosts 48th Annual General Assembly

    September 22, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be hosting their 48th Annual General Assembly (AGA) at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg from Friday Sept. 23 to Sunday 25, 2016.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrates New Affordable Métis Housing with Planned Ribbon Cutting

    September 13, 2016

    Access to affordable, high-quality housing is the key to success for Métis Citizens, which the MMF will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at 12 pm for the newly built Métis housing triplex at 527-12th Street in Brandon.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Strikes Agreement with Chinese Interests on Bringing Green Housing Technology to Canada's Indigenous Peoples

    September 1, 2016

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today witnessed a historic Joint Venture Agreement signed between the Manitoba Metis Federation's (MMF) construction arm, Metis N4 Construction and a leading Chinese housing developer, JingDong Industrial Corporation

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  • MMF to Undertake Fisheries Consultations in Response to Today's Announcement

    August 16, 2016

    Today MMF President David Chartrand and the Metis fishers attending today's Manitoba government news conference in Gimli, applauded the announcement and are cautiously optimistic about a new direction in provincial commercial fisheries.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Welcomes and Supports Isaac Report

    July 21, 2016

    Today the Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, released Mr. Thomas Isaac's report as Canada's Special Ministerial Representative ("MSR") on Métis Section 35 Rights and the Manitoba Metis Federation Decision.

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  • Bicentennial Anniversary of Battle of Seven Oaks Kicks Off with Special Exhibit at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    June 16, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will mark the 200th anniversary of the historic Battle of Seven Oaks with commemorative and celebratory events taking place Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Wishes Mr. Tootoo Success on his Journey of Recovery

    June 2, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) wishes Mr. Hunter Tootoo success in his treatment and commends him for the taking the steps he feels are necessary to overcome his addiction.

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  • Metis Federation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government to Seek Land Claim Reconciliation

    May 27, 2016

    On Friday, May 27th the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development, Carolyn Bennett, toward reconciliation regarding land claims.

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  • Throne Speech Commitments - Inclusive Consultation and Partnerships

    May 17, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is pleased to see the new Manitoba government's emphasis on promoting education, health care, and economic development through creating partnerships as set forth in today's Throne Speech.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates Margaret Froh on being elected President of the Métis Nation of Ontario

    May 12, 2016

    Winnipeg, MB - On behalf the Métis Nation's Manitoba Métis Citizens, President David Chartrand and Cabinet of the Manitoba Metis Federation offer their sincere congratulations to Margaret Froh on being elected President of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Welcoming Kayleen McKay Home After 420 KM Run

    May 9, 2016

    17-year-old Métis girl Kayleen McKay will complete her goal of running 420 kilometers to raise money for Drag the Red at noon on Tuesday, May 10th at the Alexander Docks on Waterfront Drive.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates New Provincial Administration

    May 4, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation would like to extend congratulations to Premier Brian Pallister and his Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

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  • 17-Year-Old Métis Girl Set to Run 420 km to Raise Funds for Drag the Red

    April 28, 2016

    On April 30th, 17-year-old Métis Kayleen McKay will run 445 kilometers from Duck Bay to the Alexander Docks in Winnipeg.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates New Provincial Leadership

    April 20, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) extends sincere congratulations to Premier-elect Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative party of Manitoba for their victory in yesterday's election.

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  • Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Canada has a Constitutional and Jurisdictional Responsibility for the Métis of Manitoba

    April 14, 2016

    This morning, rendering its decision on Daniels v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) affirmed the federal government has constitutional jurisdiction and responsibility for the Métis Nation and its Manitoba Métis Community.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Applauds Vision and Direction of Prime Minister for Responding to Climate Change

    March 3, 2016

    Climate change is affecting the way of life for many people, including the Citizens of the Métis Nation. President David Chartrand of the Manitoba Metis Federation is participating in the Climate Change talks in Vancouver with Prime Minister Trudeau.

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  • Métis National Council Meets First Ministers on Climate Change

    March 3, 2016

    MNC President Clément Chartier, AFN National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, and ITK Leader, Natan Obed, joined the Prime Minister and Premiers to discuss the involvement of the Indigenous peoples in developing Canada's Climate Change and Clean Growth Strategy.

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  • Province Recognizes Métis Leader Louis Riel as Manitoba's First Leader

    March 2, 2016

    It was an emotional day at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Tuesday, March 1. After the second reading of The Path to Reconciliation Act the Province recognized Métis Visionary Louis Riel as the first leader of the Province of Manitoba.

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  • 2nd National Round Table on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    February 26, 2016

    The Manitoba Metis Federation attended the second National MMIWG Round Table in Winnipeg on February 26, 2016.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Supports Prime Minister Trudeau's Nation-to-Nation Approach to First Minister's Meeting - Calls on Premier Selinger to Respect Indigenous Governments

    February 24, 2016

    Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is calling on the Prime Minister to permit non-representative organizations the opportunity to participate in the upcoming First Ministers' meeting in Vancouver.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Mourns Tragedy in La Loche, SK

    January 22, 2016

    Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and members of Manitoba's Métis Community expressed grief and shock over the horrible tragedy that took place in La Loche, Saskatchewan.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Change to Hydro Portfolio

    December 21, 2015

    During the recent Cabinet meetings of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), the Métis Government passed a resolution making a change in the Hydro Portfolio.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrating Annual Christmas Open House with Donation to Christmas Cheer Board

    December 3, 2015

    In keeping with the generous spirit of the Season, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be making a donation to the Christmas Cheer Board at its Annual Christmas Open House on Friday, December 4, 2015.

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  • Welcoming the Grey Cup to the Heart of the Metis Nation Homeland

    November 25, 2015

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Transports the Grey Cup from Upper Fort Garry to the Manitoba Legislative Building to Kick-Off the 2015 Grey Cup Week.

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  • The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) giving up on Manitoba Department of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs

    November 16, 2015

    After today's Throne Speech by Manitoba's NDP Government, the Manitoba Metis Federation has just about given up on the Department of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs.

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  • Manitoba Métis Have Bittersweet Reaction to Prime Minister Trudeau's Cabinet

    November 4, 2015

    Encouraged by the Prime Minister's recognition of three Indigenous Peoples of Canada but notes there is no Métis Minister in Cabinet.

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  • Remembering Louis Riel and the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia

    October 22, 2015

    Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba Government launch online resource tool for high school students that recognizes and acknowledges Louis Riel's vision for equality of people, language and religion.

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  • An Historic Turnout, an Historic Result

    October 20, 2015

    Metis turnout in large numbers and make their voices heard

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  • Metis Laws of the Hunt Influential in Conservation and Recognition of Rights

    September 27, 2015

    Manitoba Metis Federation Signs Important Harvester MOU With Province of Manitoba.

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  • Protecting our Métis Harvesters and their Right to Support their Families

    September 25, 2015

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is a strong believer in partnerships and equality in those relationships. We have worked diligently and in good faith with the province of Manitoba on matters of responsible harvesting, conservation and ...

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  • 47th Annual General Assembly - Governance in Action

    September 25, 2015

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be hosting the largest Annual General Assembly (AGA) of any Aboriginal group in Canada at the Assiniboia Downs located at 3975 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg on September 26 and 27, 2015.

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  • Racism by Exclusion

    September 17, 2015

    During the next two days many will gather for The Mayor's National Summit on Racial Inclusion. It seems to be a venerable list of who's who..., what really is revealing about the Summit is who has not been invited.

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  • Manitoba Métis able to use Métis Citizenship Card as Valid Identification for Federal Election Voter Registration

    August 6, 2015

    With the federal election being called and the campaign underway it is important for our Métis citizens to exercise their democratic right and vote. The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is happy to report Métis citizens are able to utilize their Métis...

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  • Helping Preserve and Present Métis History and Culture

    July 31, 2015

    The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Government of Canada is providing $998,537 in funding to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) to support the creation of its Métis National Heritage Centre

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  • In Loving Memory of Marielee Nault

    July 28, 2015

    Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand, Cabinet and staff are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our great leaders, past MMF Cabinet Minister and Southeast Board of Director. Marielee Nault passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015.

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  • President David Chartrand Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson

    June 26, 2015

    After learning Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson was stepping down in September, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand expressed sadness regarding his planned departure.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Meets with Ministerial Special Representative on Land Claim

    June 26, 2015

    Today, Manitoba Metis Federation ("MMF") President David Chartrand concluded three days of meetings with Canada's recently appointed Ministerial Special Representative on the MMF Land Claim and Métis Section 35 Rights (Tom Isaac). The meetings were held a

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Wants Reunification and Reconciliation, Not Words

    June 18, 2015

    Today the government of Manitoba issued an apology for its role in the 60s Scoop. Implicit in the apology is a subtle passing of the buck. While acknowledging the damage done to those stolen from their homes, the Government of Manitoba seems to be

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  • Canada Appoints Representative to Make Recommendations on a Negotiations Framework for Manitoba Métis Federation Land Claim MMF President Encouraged by Development

    June 4, 2015

    Mr. Tom Isaac - Canada's new recently appointed Special Ministerial Representative.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation President Applauds Recently Released Eyford Report on Land Claims Process

    April 8, 2015

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand expressed appreciation today for the recently released report on the renewal of Canada's comprehensive claims policy.

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  • Metis Veteran Laid to Rest

    February 26, 2015

    Metis veteran Private Robert Bruce has passed away at age 93.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Citizenship to Move Beyond Borders

    November 18, 2014

    Manitoba Residence will no longer be Required

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  • The Manitoba Metis Federation, Government of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro Commit to New, Constructive Relationship Collaborative Path Set Out to Build New Relationship

    November 15, 2014

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), the Government of Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro announced they have agreed to work to collectively build a constructive and productive working relationship.

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  • Manitoba government, MMF launch historic partnership to create affordable housing for Métis families

    November 12, 2014

    Three New Homes in Winnipeg First of Many To be Built Across Province

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation join all Canadians as they gather to mark Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2014

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) president and board joins all Canadians as they gather to mark Remembrance Day today.

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  • MEDO Developments New Joint Venture with Pattison Outdoor Advertising

    October 31, 2014

    Manitoba's Aboriginal population is growing quickly, including an expanding business and entrepreneurial sector, yet Aboriginal firms have been under represented in responding to government procurement and private sector opportunities.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation's Metis Employment and Training signs MOU with Canonbie Contracting Limited: an Aecon Company

    October 24, 2014

    The Metis Employment and Training Department of the Manitoba Metis Federation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Edmonton based, Canonbie Contracting Ltd.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation's Response to Tragedies in Ottawa

    October 24, 2014

    Manitoba Metis Federation President, David Chartrand expressed his shock regarding the tragic incidents befalling the nation this past week, referring to the hit-and-run incident in Quebec and the shootings in Ottawa.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation's Response to Tragedies in Ottawa

    October 24, 2014

    Manitoba Metis Federation President, David Chartrand expressed his shock regarding the tragic incidents befalling the nation this past week, referring to the hit-and-run incident in Quebec and the shootings in Ottawa.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation's Metis Employment and Training signs MOU with Canonbie Contracting Limited: an Aecon Company

    October 24, 2014

    The Metis Employment and Training Department of the Manitoba Metis Federation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Edmonton based, Canonbie Contracting Ltd.

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  • MMF President's Message regarding 46th Annual General Assembly Sponsorship

    August 7, 2014

    As President of the Manitoba Metis Federation, it is my privilege to invite you to join our 46th Annual General Assembly (AGA) as a sponsor, tradeshow participant or both. The AGA will take place on September 27 and 28, 2014.

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  • Summer Camps at Riel House

    July 14, 2014

    Have you ever wanted to live like an old fashion Métis, build a Red River Cart, cook your food over a fire, learn to jig, design and sew your own clothing? This year you can try all of these things and many more at Riel House!

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  • MMF 2014 Provincial Election Official Results

    July 4, 2014

    The following election results are official.

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  • MMF 2014 Provincial Election Unofficial Results

    June 27, 2014

    The following election results are unofficial.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Metis Senior Vision Care Initiative

    June 25, 2014

    The President and Board of Directors of the Manitoba Metis Federation announced today that they have made the vision care of Metis seniors a priority and have designed a program that will meet the needs and demands for proper vision care for Metis Seniors

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  • Fort Whyte Alive Day Camp

    June 18, 2014

    Registration for Fort Whyte Alive Day Camp 2014 is now open!

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Voices Strong Concerns About Impending Contamination of Ruttan Lake and Neighbouring Ecosystems

    May 13, 2014

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) today announced they have great concerns about the potential for devastating impacts on Metis harvesting by the Ruttan mine reclamation project currently underway near Leaf Rapids Manitoba.

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  • Metis criticize proposed hydro dam, Manitoba government for lack of consultation

    May 8, 2014

    Manitoba Metis are accusing the province of running roughshod over their constitutional rights in its haste to build a northern hydro dam to export energy to the United States.

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  • CEC, Manitoba, and Hydro Try to Brush Metis to the Side with Licensing Recommendation of Keeyask Dam

    May 7, 2014

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand and the Metis Government responded to the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) report released today for the 695-megawatt Keeyask dam.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation announces Province-wide Town Hall Tour on Failure of Manitoba Hydro to Respect Metis Rights and Impacts of Bipole III, Keeyask, Summerberry and other Hydro Impacts

    May 2, 2014

    Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and the Metis Government today announced the establishment of a province-wide town-hall tour on the impacts of Hydro's Bipole III, Keeyask and Summerberry projects as well as other related hydro impacts.

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  • A Tribute to a heroic Metis veteran, Leo Goulet

    April 28, 2014

    The heroic contributions and self-sacrifices of Métis veterans and those who died at Juno Beach on DDay were finally recognized in 2009.

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  • September 2013 MMF Constitutional Amendments

    April 23, 2014

    As per the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Constitution, the MMF was created to be the democratic and self-governing representative body of the Metis Nation's Manitoba Metis Community.

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  • Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Métis

    April 17, 2014

    Off-reserve aboriginal people say decision is yet another victory in what has been a long legal saga.

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  • Federal Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Metis

    April 17, 2014

    The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people.

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  • Landmark ruling on rights of Métis upheld / Ottawa - the Globe and Mail

    April 17, 2014

    The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld part of a ruling that said Ottawa is constitutionally responsible for the Métis as a distinct aboriginal group, but dropped the same declaration as it applied to non-status Indians.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Arguments win the Federal Court of Appeal Ruling on Daniels - Case Canada has Constitutional Responsibility for Metis

    April 17, 2014

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) has carried the day with its intervenor arguments and winning another groundbreaking ruling with the Federal Court of Appeal announced today.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation response to Federal Court of Appeal's ruling on Daniels Case

    April 15, 2014

    President David Chartrand of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be responding to questions regarding the Federal Court of Appeal's ruling on the Daniels case expected to be released the morning of April 17, 2014.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation response to CBC Documentary on Bell of Batoche

    April 11, 2014

    New information has been brought forth in a CBC documentary uncovering historical proof that the purported Bell of Batoche is actually the Bell of Frog Lake, a community 400 kilometres away from Batoche.

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  • The Mystery of the Bell

    April 10, 2014

    Modern sleuthing solves the century-old intrigue shrouding the stolen Bell of Batoche.

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  • Mystery of the Bell - the Metis Resurgence

    March 28, 2014

    A resurgence of Metis pride in Canada.

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  • Winnipeg Region's Annual General Meeting

    February 24, 2014

    Scheduled for Saturday March 1st, 2014

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  • The Manitoba Metis Land-Claims Decision and Manitoba Metis Early Years

    February 10, 2014

    A packed house was on hand Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 to listen to Justice Tom Berger speak from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Convocation Hall Wesley Building 2nd floor at The University of Winnipeg.

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  • Norway House Cree Nation (NHCN) and Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and Sagkeeng First Nation partner in new multi-million dollar health based joint ventures

    January 7, 2014

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), and Norway House Cree Nation (NHCN) applaud the Province of Manitoba for their forward thinking in enhancing the Pharmacy Act to expand on pharmacy services.

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  • Free Press / the Power 30 (Plus 10 more who caught our eye)

    January 4, 2014

    12. David Chartrand: Metis Resurgence

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  • Supporting Metis Scholarship

    December 16, 2013

    UWinnipeg Metis student receives $5,000 Fellowship

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  • MMF Presenting Annual Christmas Cheer Board Concert

    December 9, 2013

    In keeping with the generous spirit of the season, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be holding it's annual Christmas Concert with all proceeds going to the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation statement on death of Nelson Mandela

    December 6, 2013

    Manitoba Metis Federation, David Chartrand paid tribute to former South Africa President Nelson Mandela who passed away at the age of 95.

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  • Respected Manitoba Metis leader honoured in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly

    December 5, 2013

    Highly respected Manitoba Metis leader, Elbert Chartrand, was honoured yesterday in the Mantitoba Legislative Assembly.

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  • Presentation to Clean Environment Commission on the Keeyask Generation Project Concerns and Issues of the Manitoba Métis Community Winnipeg, Manitoba

    December 2, 2013

    Urge Clean Environment Commission to Deny a Recommendation of the Project Until Project's Impacts on Metis Community Assessed and Addressed

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  • Louis Riel Commemoration Ceremony

    November 6, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation will be holding its annual commemoration ceremony for Louis Riel being held November 16, 2013.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) responds to Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger's cabinet reshuffle

    October 18, 2013

    Officials of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) expressed their acknowledgment and interest in Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger's cabinet reshuffle.

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  • The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) today announced they have great concerns about the potential for devastating impacts on Metis harvesting by the Ruttan mine reclamation project currently underway near Leaf Rapids Manitoba.

    October 15, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation Government today announced they are focusing their attention on the impacts of the Ruttan mine reclaimation project currently underway near Leaf Rapids Manitoba.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation officials present recommendations to United Nations Special Rapporteur

    October 15, 2013

    Officials of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, on Friday October 11 for a dinner and cultural activities.

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  • Manitoba Metis Land Claims

    October 2, 2013

    Information about the Manitoba Metis Land Claims

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  • 45th Annual General Assembly an overwhelming success

    September 30, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) held its 45th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the City of Brandon at the Keystone Centre on September 28th and 29th.

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  • Two prominent meetings at the Manitoba Metis Federation 45rd Annual General Assembly focus on Metis Harvesters and Metis Womens rights

    September 29, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be holding its 45th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the City of Brandon at the Keystone Centre on September 28th and 29th.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation supporting recent actions of Metis Child and Family Services Authority

    September 27, 2013

    As the Government representative of the Metis people of Manitoba, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is patiently waiting for the outcome and decision on a foster parents' appeal to have a Metis child remain in their home.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation 45rd Annual General Assembly to Celebrate the Metis Land Claims Victory

    September 23, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will be holding its 45th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the City of Brandon at the Keystone Centre on September 28th and 29th.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Appeals Bipole III License

    September 11, 2013

    Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand announced the MMF's appeal of the recently issued environmental license for the proposed Bipole III Transmission Line.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation launches "Path to Success" campaign

    August 21, 2013

    The Manitoba Metis Federation's Metis Employment & Training (MET) department has launched a unique advertising campaign focused on engaging interested Metis, Inuit and Nonstatus clients and recruiting them into employment positions.

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Launch new Government Website

    August 11, 2013

    After a year in development, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is pleased to announce the launching of its new website.

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  • Land Claims Strategic Investment Committee

    July 31, 2013

    Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Land Claims Strategic Investment Committee

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  • 45th Annual General Assembly

    July 25, 2013

    This year's AGA will be on September 28 & 29, 2013 in Brandon, Manitoba

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  • Manitoba Metis Federation Unveils New Sign in St. Norbert

    July 22, 2013

    The St. Norbert Metis Council, a local chapter of the Manitoba Metis Federation, unveiled a new sign in St. Norbert on Saturday July 20th, 2013.

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  • MMF Response to Statement of Honourable Vic Toews - Resignation

    July 8, 2013

    On behalf of the Manitoba Metis Federation, I would like to personally thank Mr. Toews for his many years of dedicated public service.

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  • Statement from David Chartrand, President of Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) On the Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

    June 7, 2013

    The People Who Own Themselves: Recognition of Metis Identity in Canada

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  • MMF President David Chartrand to Receive Order of Manitoba

    May 15, 2013

    President David Chartrand will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba in a ceremony scheduled for July 15th, 2013 at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

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  • Southeast MMF Newsletter - March 2013

    March 25, 2013

    Spring is here but it sure doesn't look like it with all this snow we're getting. But here in our Metis Homeland we continue to work diligently to ensure that Metis Rights are always protected no matter the season.

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  • Canada's Metis Partner Given Cold Shoulder in Federal Budget of Inaction

    March 21, 2013

    Today's budget is a plan of inaction that does not recognize the unique Metis community and individual needs and very little to nothing to promote Metis job growth and long-term prosperity.

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  • Manitoba Metis Urge Clean Environment Commission to Withhold Recommendation on Bipole III Transmission Project

    March 11, 2013

    MMF President Puts Province On Notice: Current Bipole III Plan Unacceptable To Métis

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  • Louis Riel Day

    February 17, 2013

    Louis Riel Day is a special family holiday for precious moments with our parents, spouses, siblings and children.

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  • MEDO nominated for Spirit Award

    January 22, 2013

    MEDO nominated for Spirit Award by the WInnipeg Chamber of Commerce

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  • Manitoba Metis Put Manitoba Hydro On Notice About Bipole III - MMF President Testifies at Clean Environment Commission

    November 14, 2012

    Today, MMF President David Chartrand testified before the Clean Environment, which is holding hearings on Manitoba Hydro's proposed 1,300 kilometer transmission line from Gillam to Winnipeg.

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  • MMF President David Chartrand to Receive Honorary Law Degree

    October 19, 2012

    The University of Winnipeg is honouring Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand for his 22 years of leadership and governance within the Metis nation by bestowing an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

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  • Current State of Metis Law in Canada

    April 19, 2012

    As part of the Metis Nation of Ontario's (MNO) on-going efforts to build partnerships with postsecondary institutions, it hosted with Lakehead University a panel discussion by legal and academic experts about the current state of Metis Law in Canada.

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  • Metis Are Open for Business

    March 21, 2012

    On March 21 and 22, the Metis business community and representatives from the Manitoba provincial government will gather at the Hotel Fort Garry for the first ever Metis Procurement Conference.

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  • UWinnipeg first to offer Youth In Care Tuition Waivers

    March 16, 2012

    When she was 14-years-old, Shirley Delorme Russell and her five siblings were placed in foster care.

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  • Métis Nation a long way from reconciliation

    February 28, 2012

    The Métis Nation continues to seek recognition and compensation for the thousands of Métis Residential and Day school survivors not included in the Indian Residential School Settlements Agreement.

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  • Aboriginal Peoples Survey Coming Your Way

    February 17, 2012

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) has been designed to collect more detailed and thorough information on Aboriginal people in Canada than is possible through the Census or National Household Survey.

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  • Application for Leave to Appeal - Garry Hirsekorn

    January 25, 2012

    Alberta Court of Appeal Agrees to Hear Métis Harvesting Rights Case

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  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy of a Great Metis Leader

    November 16, 2011

    The Metis Government of Manitoba, along with members of the general public, will join together on November 16th and pay tribute to Manitoba's father of Confederation and founder of our province.

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  • MMF President Chartrand Congratulates Premier Selinger's historic Fourth Term

    October 5, 2011

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand applauded Premier Greg Selinger on the New Democratic Party's fourth straight majority government.

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  • MMF Responds to Moose Hunting Ban

    July 6, 2011

    Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand issued a brief statement today in response to the announcement released on Monday by the province detailing their strategy on moose recovery and the temporary ban on hunting in areas of the province.

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  • Government of Canada supports Métis history and culture through funding of Métis projects

    July 6, 2011

    Parks Canada working with Métis groups in western and northern Canada to preserve and celebrate their rich heritage

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  • Province signs Agreement for Metis Economic Development Fund

    June 28, 2011

    It was announced during the 2010 Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Annual General Assembly that the Province of Manitoba would commit $10 million to the Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF).

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  • MMF Aboriginal Day Celebrations

    June 20, 2011

    The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) invites you to celebrate your Aboriginal heritage with them on Tuesday June 21st for Aboriginal Day!

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  • Democracy alive and well in Métis Nation British Columbia

    June 16, 2011

    During the past four weeks, the Métis Nation British Columbia has held a By-election to fill several vacancies within our governance structure.

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  • NHL Returns to the Metis Homeland

    May 31, 2011

    Following the announcement of the return of an NHL franchise to Manitoba, MMF President David Chartrand offered his sincere congratulations to True North Sports and Entertainment for finalizing the deal.

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  • MMF Offers Support to Slave Lake Evacuees

    May 25, 2011

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand says the thoughts and prayers of all Metis citizens of Manitoba are with those devastated by wildfires in Slave Lake last weekend.

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  • Government of British Columbia renews commitment to Métis Nation Relationship Accord

    May 24, 2011

    Métis Nation British Columbia President Bruce Dumont has held several face-to-face meetings this week with key Government of British Columbia officials to discuss the Métis agenda.

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  • MMF Assists in Flood Relief Efforts

    May 24, 2011

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand issued a statement today expressing his relief that the immediate flood crisis is for the most part under control. He went on to say however that the long term effects of the unprecedented water le

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  • MMF to continue strong relations with Conservative Government

    May 3, 2011

    Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand today offered his congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada on winning a majority government in last night's federal election.

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  • The Original Entrepreneurs of Manitoba Get Down to Business

    April 6, 2011

    Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC), the Metis Economic Development Organization (MEDO) and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will hold a Metisspecific business showcase at the Victoria Inn Conference Centre on Monday April 11, 2011.

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  • Canada's Ministers of Education urged to endorse a Métis specific forum on Education and Training

    February 28, 2011

    At a meeting with National Aboriginal Leaders and Canada's provincial and territorial Ministers of Education (CMEC), Métis National Council Minister of Education, Robert Doucette called for Métis-specific solutions to educational challenges.

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  • Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Metis Land Claim

    February 10, 2011

    The motion to file a lengthy memorandum of argument and the application for leave of appeal for the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) land claims case was granted this morning in Ottawa by the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • Métis Leaders, Federal and Provincial Ministers Map Out Strategy for Métis Economic Development

    January 24, 2011

    Métis participation in the Canadian economy received further impetus with the Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS) , held this week in Vancouver

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  • Canada, Manitoba, and Manitoba Metis Federation Partner to Support Metis Participation in Resource and Energy Projects in Manitoba

    January 18, 2011

    Today, we announced the establishment of an investment fund to support Métis involvement in major resource and energy projects in the province.

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  • Health & Wellness Department

    December 4, 2009

    I am proud to be an elected Board member and the Minister of Health for MMF. I have worked directly with my department over my last three terms in office to develop the department's vision and strategies.

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