MMF and Manitoba honour of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients - Lt. Gov., Premier in attendance

June 4, 2023

Winnipeg, MB, in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis - Today, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red River Métis, along with Lt.-Gov. Anita Neville and Premier Heather Stefanson, honoured Red River Métis Citizens, along with other individuals who have made significant contributions to the well-being of the Red River Métis. on the final day of Red River Métis Extraordinary General Assembly to ratify the treaty.

"It's fitting that today we, together with the representatives of the province our people brought into Confederation, honour individuals who have made significant contributions to our Nation over the last several decades," said David Chartrand, President of the MMF. "We could not have accomplished yesterday's ratification of our historic modern-day treaty without the hard work, dedication and support of each of today's recipients. Our Nation has truly entered a new era, and we must honour those who have helped us regain our rightful place in Canada's confederation."

"Congratulations to all of today's honourees," said Lt.-Gov. Neville. "Each of you are great Manitobans who bring the spirit of public service to life. You lead by example and take personal responsibility for making your community, province and country better. Wear these medals with pride."

"I want to congratulate and recognize all the recipients for everything you have achieved and for your contributions to Manitoba," said Stefanson. "You are all greatly deserving of this honour, and on behalf of all Manitobans, I thank you for your dedication and service to our great province."

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne, as Queen of Canada. The Platinum Jubilee Medal program is ongoing until all the medals have been handed out.

Manitoba is one of several provinces to advance this Royal commemorative medal, in alignment with previous national programs for such anniversaries.

A full list of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients honoured at the Extraordinary General Assembly can be found here: /queens-jubilee-recipients




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The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the democratically elected National Government of the Red River Métis, also known as the Manitoba Métis, the origin and core of the historic Métis Nation. The Red River Métis are Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.


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