MMF unveils billboard/reward to help locate Marcus McKay, missing 20 years

October 20, 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, unveiled a sign near Mallard, Manitoba, offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to finding Marcus.

MMF elected officials along with friends and family of Marcus McKay gathered today to witness the unveiling and pray for an end to their heartache and long wait. The billboard is located near the wooded and marshy area where Marcus McKay was last seen, off Bison Road. Displayed prominently is the $10,000 reward for information that leads to the location of Marcus McKay, who has been missing for 20 years. Marcus was eight at the time of his disappearance and has not been seen since.

"Having no answers about what happened to Marcus continues to hurt the family and our community," said Frances Chartrand, Vice-President of the MMF's Northwest Region. "Communicating this reward and prominently displaying Marcus' face near the place he was last seen reminds everyone that we have not forgotten him, and we have not forgotten the family's pain."

In March of 2021, the MMF announced a $1 million dollar fund to help families find missing and murdered loved ones. Called Pey Key Way Ta Hin/Bring Me Home, the fund provides individual $10,000 rewards for information that leads to locating missing loved ones. MMF funding remains in place as a reward for tips leading to the location of Jennifer Catcheway.

"Our hearts break when we see family members suffering the loss of a loved one, and it's that much worse when they don't have answers or a place to come together and grieve", said Anita Campbell, Spokeswoman for the Infinity Women Secretariat. "The MMF and it's proud affiliate, Infinity Women Secretariat, will continue to work with the Métis Justice Institute, the RCMP and other stakeholders to keep hope alive for families who have experienced the loss or absence of their loved ones. We are here to support them, and do what we can to help them find answers."

The RCMP asks anyone with information to contact their nearest RCMP detachment or their local police of jurisdiction. Information can also be provided anonymously through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by secure tip online at


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Kat Patenaude
Media Relations Advisor
Manitoba Métis Federation

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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 Red River Métis are a distinct Indigenous Nation and People and Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.


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