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July 23, 2021
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the newly-created Alberta Métis Federation could spell the end of the Métis National Council (MNC) as it has operated for almost 40 years.
“If MMF leaves MNC then MNC no longer exists as a whole,” said MMF President David Chartrand.
“So from that perspective right now, they’re going to a pan-Aboriginal infrastructure and they will be negotiating their club-style mentality while we will be moving on Section 35 rights. That’s why you have me here (July 21) in Alberta signing an agreement with the communities who believe the same thing we believe on Section 35 rights.”
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