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Manitoba Metis Federation Mobile Outreach Office Unveiling and Demonstration

June 26, 2017

Winnipeg, MB, 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 during an event at the MMF Home Office.

The MMF is a grassroots government, built from the ground up. With nearly 50% of Métis Citizens living in rural and remote areas across the province, the new mobile office will bring services directly to our Citizens.

“Many Métis do not live close by a Regional Office and have no means of getting to one. Without cars or bus access, many Youth, Elders and shut-ins, cannot get a ride to the Regional Office,” said President Chartrand. “This mobile office will have staff to talk to, face-to-face, about Youth and Elder and other services we already provide or are currently developing with our federal government partners.”

The MMF would like to thank Minister Carolyn Bennett and her team at INAC for working with us on this Citizen-focused mobile outreach initiative. The investment provided for this mobile outreach office will help the Métis government meet the needs of its Citizens, wherever they may be in the province.

The mobile office will begin its service tour at the annual gathering of the Métis Nation at Back to Batoche Days from July 20 – 23. It will then travel to Portage la Prairie on July 24 to start a circuit of the Southwest region to villages and towns such as Minnedosa, Rossburn, St. Lazare, Elk Horn and Oak Lake. The complete tour, including location and dates for stops, will be posted on the MMF website and Facebook page.

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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

 

For media information, please contact:

Jonathan Hamel
Communications Director
Manitoba Metis Federation

Phone:             (204) 586-8474
Cell:                 (204) 806-4752
E-mail:             jonathan.hamel@mmf.mb.ca


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