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05/13/20 – CityNews – (Video) Manitoba Metis Federation buys historic BMO building: The Bank of Montreal has sold its historic building on the corner of Portage and Main. Stefanie Lasuik reports on the fate of the building and why some are calling it a milestone in reconciliation.

https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2020/05/12/manitoba-metis-federation-buys-historic-bmo-building/

CityNews – (Video) Manitoba Metis Federation buys historic BMO building: The Bank of Montreal has sold its historic building on the corner of Portage and Main. Stefanie Lasuik reports on the fate of the building and why some are calling it a milestone in reconciliation.

https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2020/05/12/manitoba-metis-federation-buys-historic-bmo-building/

Winnipeg Free Press – Pallister criticized for Manitoba 150 statement: Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand accused the premier of deliberately ignoring Riel.

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/pallister-criticized-for-manitoba-150-statement-570417392.html

Winnipeg Sun – Metis Federation marks Manitoba 150th with Bank of Montreal building purchase: “The building will be used as a future home for the Metis Heritage Centre. We will also utilize the building as office space for human resources and other needs for our department,” he said on Tuesday.

https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/metis-federation-marks-manitoba-150th-with-bank-of-montreal-building-purchase

Brandon Sun – Building a boon for Métis: In the spirit of reconciliation and reclaiming land, David Chartrand announced Tuesday the Manitoba Metis Federation has an agreement to purchase the iconic Bank of Montreal building at Portage and Main in Winnipeg.

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Building-a-boon-for-Metis-570426441.html

CHVN – MMF partnering with BMO, creating heritage centre on Portage and Main: The Portage and Main location is symbolic for Manitoba’s Metis population due to its proximity to Settlement and the Red River Cart trails.

https://chvnradio.com/news/mmf-partnering-with-bmo-creating-heritage-centre-on-portage-and-main

News release from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Statement by Minister Carolyn Bennett, Minister Miller, and Minister Vandal on Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary

https://www.canada.ca/en/crown-indigenous-relations-northern-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-by-minister-carolyn-bennett-minister-miller-and-minister-vandal-on-manitobas-150th-anniversary.html

CBC – Indigenous organization says it’s taking Ottawa to court over ‘discriminatory’ COVID-19 aid: The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is filing for a judicial review with the Federal Court on Wednesday over Ottawa’s funding levels to the organization, which it argues were discriminatory under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to a statement from the organization.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/congress-aboriginal-peoples-coronavirus-funding-1.5567059

05/07/2020 – Winnipeg Free Press – COVID-19 data pact excludes some Indigenous groups: “If they’re gathering their data on our people, they’re not telling me who they’re collecting it from,” Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand said Wednesday. “When we don’t know what’s out there, we’re fishing in the dark.”

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/covid-19-data-pact-excludes-some-indigenous-groups-570257752.html?fbclid=IwAR2LLqrZBMtWbMjR4B4KD48L_EjN8Q9_vJHT_gULg8rl2697k8Y1qORaO_Y

05/04/20 The Brandon Sun – Province to gather more COVID-19 info: Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand said Friday he has no issue with the province collecting the data. But, he said, the province needs to share that information with the Métis community.

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Province-to-gather-more-COVID-19-info-570138101.html

05/04/20 Global News – Métis Nation Saskatchewan considers help from Red Cross as COVID-19 outbreak worsens in north: The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S) says it is “gravely concerned” about the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan’s north, and is calling on all levels of government to help its people.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6900134/coronavirus-metis-nationa-saskatchewan-red-cross/

05/01/20 – Brandon Sun – Chartrand critical of premier’s response to virus: In a public address to his people Thursday, Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand called out Premier Brian Pallister for his lack of strategy and failure to communicate adequately about plans to reopen the province.

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Chartrand-critical-of-premiers-response-to-virus-570105091.html

04/28/20 – Brandon Sun – Funding helps food hamper efforts: https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Funding-helps-food-hamper-efforts-569999451.html

04/27/20 – APTN – ‘They should be ashamed of themselves’: Manitoba called out for pushing legislation during pandemic: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/04/27/they-should-be-ashamed-of-themselves-manitoba-called-out-for-pushing-legislation-during-pandemic/

04/24/20 – APTN – Metis National Council says it has nothing to hide following ‘politically motivated’ audit: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/04/24/metis-national-council-says-it-has-nothing-to-hide-following-politically-motivated-audit/

04/23/20 – Brandon Sun – Friendship centres struggling during pandemic: https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Friendship-centres-struggling-during-pandemic-569879831.html

04/22/20 – Brandon Sun – MMF ramps up communication efforts: https://www.brandonsun.com/local/MMF-ramps-up-communication-efforts-569845601.html

04/18/20 – Global News – Métis Nation-Saskatchewan declares a state of emergency: https://globalnews.ca/news/6837754/coronavirus-metis-nation-saskatchewan-state-of-emergency/

04/17/20 – Brandon Sun -MMF preparing COVID-19 camps https://www.brandonsun.com/local/MMF-preparing-COVID-19-camps-569716991.html

04/16/20 – Brandon Sun -‘I don’t do this alone’: LaPlante https://www.brandonsun.com/westman-this-week/I-dont-do-this-alone-LaPlante-­569651131.html

04/16/20 – Brandon Sun -Stefanson defends legislation
https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Stefanson-defends-legislation-569683051.html

04/15/20 – Winnipeg Sun -Metis housing repair funding expected to improve ‘hundreds’ of homes
https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/metis-housing-repair-funding-expected-to­improve-hundreds-of-homes

04/15/20 – Brandon Sun -Indigenous leaders fight for child benefits
https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Indigenous-Metis-leaders-fight-for-child-benefits­569649571.html

04/14/20 – Winnipeg Sun -Clawing back children’s allowance an atrocity, say First Nation leaders
https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/clawing-back-childrens-allowance-an­atrocity-say-first-nation-leaders

04/14/20 – Winnipeg Free Press -Chiefs condemn province in baby-bonus dispute
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/chiefs-condemn-province-in-baby-bonus­dispute-569643952.html

04/14/20 – CTV News -‘This is wrong’: Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba government’s new bill

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/this-is-wrong-indigenous-leaders-criticize-manitoba­government-s-new-bill-1.4895251

04/11/20 – Brandon Sun -Métis get funding for home repairs

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/Metis-get-funding-for-home-repairs-569561461.html

04/9/20 – CTV News -Manitoba Metis Federation announces home repair program

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/manitoba-metis-federation-announces-home-repair­program-1.4891038

04/9/20 – APTN -‘Positively Orwellian’: Manitoba accused of retroactively erasing history of taking cash from kids in care

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/04/09/positively-orwellian-manitoba-accused-of-retroactively­erasing-history-of-taking-cash-from-kids-in-care/

04/08/20 -Winnipeg Free Press -Youth on verge of aging out of care await decision

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/youth-on-verge-of-aging-out-of­care-await-decision-569464802.html

04/06/20 -CTV News -Metis service authority to continue supporting youth during pandemic

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/metis-service-authority-to-continue-supporting-youth-during-pandemic-1.4885245#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=oOrAIKV

04/05/20 -PortageOnline -Portage Friendship Centre Adapts to COVID-19 https://www.portageonline.com/local/portage-friendship-center-adapts-to-covid-19

04/03/20 -APTN (YouTube) -Manitoba Metis Federation president shares COVID-19 plans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLFkWMgRUOw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3cto2­vqtoKiCetI7xqWUVFIrXmmCUvjm1VUe5-kiLo1lc1bxePcbcBwo

04/03/20 -Winnipeg Free Press -Manitoba Indigenous communities get federal funds for COVID-19 fight
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/manitoba-indigenous­communities-get-federal-funds-for-covid-19-fight-569362762.html

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