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Métis collective RRE faces backlash over governance workshop at MMF meeting – APTN

Apr 08, 2022

The 2022 Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF)’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) was filled with new initiatives for the Métis Nation – and new conflicts.

The AGA was held March 25-27, the same time that the Indigenous delegation headed to Rome. At the AGA, leaders went over the MMF’s latest accomplishments.

MMF President David Chartrand announced negotiations are beginning for Métis-specific health legislation, presented plans for the first Métis addictions and drug rehabilitation centre and said MMF membership applications have been pouring in from across the prairies since the MMF expanded its jurisdiction beyond Manitoban borders.

Breanne Lavallée-Heckert was met with a bristly reception at the AGA.

She led the Red River Echoes’ virtual governance workshop leading up to the AGA, which some MMF leaders felt misrepresented and was overly critical of the MMF.

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