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News: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Happy 150th Anniversary Manitoba!

This month the Fraser Valley Métis Association acknowledged the 150th anniversary of the Manitoba Métis becoming Canada’s negotiating partner in Confederation and Founders of Manitoba. Led by Louis Riel, the Métis became the first and only Indigenous People in this country to create a province. The Red River Settlement, now Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the Birthplace of the Metis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland. In 1986, May 12 was designated as Manitoba Day, in recognition of the importance of this day in the history of the Province and for the Métis people.

Submitted by Lisa Hendry
President, Fraser Valley Metis Association