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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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