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.

David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation, introduced Justice Berger and discussed the relationship between Justice Berger and the MMF.

Justice Berger represented the Manitoba Metis Federation in the groundbreaking land claim case that led the Supreme Court to decide in March of 2013 that Canada's government of the day did not act in good faith with respect to Metis people. The case stemmed from Manitoba's entry into Confederation in 1870, when Canada agreed to deliver 1.4 million acres of land to Metis children in Manitoba.

A display of Metis culture by the Louis Riel Institute was also open to the public in Convocation Hall Wesley Building presented by the Louis Riel Institute.

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