Manitoba Metis Land Claims

October 2, 2013

AGA Land Claims Brochure

Land Claims 2013 - Our Time Has Come

President Chartrand - Greetings and Address to Land Claims - September 28, 2013

Pat Martin - Greetings and Address to Land Claims - September 28, 2013

Justin Trudeau - Greetings and Address to Land Claims - September 28, 2013

Carolyn Bennett - Greetings and Address to Land Claims - September 28, 2013

Land Claims Strategic Investment Committee

Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Land Claims Strategic Investment Committee

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CBC Radio - ideas with Paul Kennedy

A recent Supreme Court decision in favour of the Manitoba Metis Federation could fundamentally change the nature of Crown/Metis relations in Canada. We hear from interested participants, including Thomas Berger who argued this case for almost three decades; Jean Teillet, Louis Riel's great-grand niece, who intervened on behalf of Metis from Ontario; and David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis.

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The MMF have WON our Supreme Court Land Claims case!!!
History has been made!!!!

Complete Ruling Documents and Ruling Announcement

Ottawa Ruling

Supreme Court of Canada Judgement

MMF President David Chartrand discusses the recent Land Claims Decision with Talk Show host Mike Rutherford - March 11, 2013

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Photo Gallery

The MMF invites all Metis citizens to come out and celebrate this historical time!

Welcome Home President Chartrand - MMF Land Claim Victory Celebrations

Itinerary for Saturday, March 9th 2013

Media Advisory: President David Chartrand of the Manitoba Métis Federation Reacts to Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Media Advisory: President David Chartrand of the Manitoba Métis Federation Returns to Winnipeg, Following Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Manitoba Metis Land Claims - Live Video Stream

Saturday, March 9 at 9:45 am CST from the airport - end of day

The Manitoba Metis Land Claims is sitting with the Supreme Court of Canada and a decision will be announced any day. In anticipation of this historical decision we are offering our Metis citizens the opportunity to stay in touch and be informed on a minute to minute basis.

If you would like to be notified by email when the decision in announced, simply fill out the information form:

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You will receive information on the breaking news, President Chartrand's Ottawa news conference, his arrival in Winnipeg and other festivities as we celebrate this historical time for all Metis of Manitoba!

President's Land Claims Message

Our People sent a message that our Land Claim must be a priority and one that I must advance all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to seek justice. This case is about lost and stolen properties and a People who were displaced and dispersed across and beyond their Homeland.

The 1870 Manitoba Act recorded solemn promises made to provide lands to our children and to recognize the titles to our lands along the Red River. These and other promises were not kept. The Métis children and their families were swindled and their lands stolen by speculators. This was facilitated by government delays, unconstitutional legislation, and orders in council.

This has been called the unfinished business of Confederation. As a Partner in bringing Manitoba into Confederation, and as an Aboriginal People, the Métis believe the Honour of the Crown and Canada's fiduciary responsibilities require this business be closed fairly and equitably.

We have spent over 30 years in the courts struggling to right these wrongs done to our Ancestors. Last year in December of 2011, we asked the Supreme Court of Canada to make a declaration on the unconstitutionality of the legislation, orders and other actions. Their decision could come at any time. We may be notified of their coming decision anytime and only one to three days ahead of the decision's release.

In anticipation of this historical decision, I ask that our Métis Citizens, and our friends and our neigbours, come to our website at, read our Le Metis in the Grassroots News, and check our social media sites to keep informed leading up to the decision day and to understand its implications in the days, weeks, and months that follow.

Believe in Yourself - Believe in Métis.

President David Chartrand


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