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Manitoba Métis Federation Feels Left Out of Manitoba's 2018 Budget

A news release from the Manitoba Métis Federation says the Manitoba Budget disregards the Métis Nation. Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand stated that there is no reference to the Métis Nation and no accountability for the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes that they have paid each year.


Chartrand added that the Pallister Government has chosen to select one indigenous group to focus on and will  prioritize First Nations over Métis and Inuit peoples. Chartrand feels that the Pallister Government does not consider the Métis Nation important. He added that it’s been 148 years since Manitoba was brought into confederation by the Métis people and they continue to be disrespected time and time again.


Some Métis Representatives are in the legislative assembly and they will be asking very important questions come election time.


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