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Canada and Métis Nation sign Métis Economic Development Accord

MARCH 19, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB: The third Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS III) concluded today with significant progress on the Métis Nation’s economic agenda. Continue reading

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Hydro Deal Drives Métis Economic Development in Manitoba

A twenty year deal between the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba Hydro is shaping up as a critical part of long-term Métis economic development in that province. Continue reading

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Métis Rights Come to Oilsands

On March 10-11, 2015, major oilsands corporations joined with Métis Locals and businesses in a symposium on Métis history, land and resource rights and economic development in Fort McMurray . Continue reading

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Edmonton and Vancouver roundtables find Industry partnerships key to economic development strategy

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Saskatoon Roundtable Sharpens Recommendations for a Long-term Métis Economic Development Strategy

The roundtable was the first in a series of regional engagement sessions in advance of MEDS III for the review and validation of recommendations that have been developed to date for the consideration of MEDS Principals. Continue reading

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Toward a Métis Economic Development Strategy

The Hon. Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and MNC President Clément Chartier have taken an important step in advancing Métis economic development by jointly inviting provincial Aboriginal Affairs ministers and Métis leaders from the five westernmost provinces to take part in the upcoming Métis Economic Development Symposium (MEDS) III, which will take place in Winnipeg on March 18-19, 2015. Continue reading

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Métis Nation delegates participate in National Roundtable on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Indigenous families and leaders, premiers, provincial and territorial representatives and Ministers from the Government of Canada met today in Ottawa on needed action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. Continue reading

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Remembering a Much Beloved Métis Veteran

World War II Métis Veteran Private Robert Bruce passed away at age 93 in Winnipeg on February 18, 2015. Continue reading

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National Roundtable on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Indigenous Families and leaders, and federal, provincial and territorial Ministers will participate in a working meeting in Ottawa Friday February 27, 2015. Continue reading

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Métis hopeful fishing trip will end with court victory

Métis fishermen caught 32 fish without a license that were confiscated along with their nets by Alberta conservation officers on Gregoire Lake in northeastern Alberta on February 7, 2015. Continue reading

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