ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The MMF announced a new healthcare program model aimed at directly responding to the needs of its more vulnerable seniors, with supplemental benefits complementing the health services available to Métis people.
University of Winnipeg and the MMF signed an agreement to provide scholarships to Métis students interested in pursuing postdoctoral work. An additional $600,000 will support research through a grant of $60,000 annually for the next ten years.
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, officially announced $4.6 million in funding to build a proposed Métis heritage centre, with construction scheduled to begin next year at Upper Fort Garry, where Louis Riel's provisional government was founded.
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau also signed an agreement with the MMF and the Métis National Council (MNC) for the return of three Louis Riel artifacts – his crucifix, a hunting knife and a book of his poetry – as soon as the heritage centre is completed.