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Province signs Agreement for Metis Economic Development Fund

June 28, 2011

For immediate release
June 28, 2011

WINNIPEG-
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).

On Wednesday June 29, 2011 Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson and the Chair of the MEDF Robert Penwarden will finalize the agreement at the MMF Home Office. The objective of the Fund is to promote economic development, skills-training and financial opportunities for the Metis people of Manitoba by providing capital funding to Metis-owned businesses.

All media are invited to attend.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Time: 12noon
Location: MMF Home Office, Room 16 (150 Henry Ave.)

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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Metis Nation's Manitoba Metis Community.

For media information, please contact:
Frank Coyle, Director of Communications
Phone: (204) 586-8474 ext. 374
Cell: (204) 232-5737
E-mail: fcoyle@mmf.mb.ca


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