Special statement by President David Chartrand on September 20 – federal election day

Special statement by President David Chartrand on September 20 – federal election day

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202151 Views

September 20, 2021

Winnipeg, MB, in the Métis Nation Homeland – Today is the final day of the most critical federal election in our nation’s history. Through our nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationship with the federal government, we have been able to achieve great things. From the passage of UNDRIP, to the recognition of the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) as the existing, democratically elected government of the Manitoba Métis, paving the way to our modern-day treaty, we are at the dawn of a new era.

If there has ever been a time for the Red River Métis to get out and protect our interests, today is it. I urge you to go to our website and look at the 15 priorities we published, based on your survey feedback. With them, you’ll find the responses to these priorities from each of the parties, both in full and in a chart for quick reference. Consider the available information and
look at the candidates in your riding. Make the choice that works best for you, your family and your community.

Don’t forget to take your picture outside the polling station and send it to us, either by email (to [email protected]) or on social media. If any Elder needs help getting a picture and sending it to us, or if anyone needs help getting to a polling station, your Métis government has your back. Give us a call at the Home Office or contact your regional vote coordinator. Your picture will enter you into a draw where you could win prizes from a PS5 console to a brand-new Chevy Spark. We believe this incentive is ground-breaking in Canada, and will help us get our Youth out to vote in greater numbers than ever before. Creating good voting habits when you are young makes you more likely to be a voter for life, and that’s what our community needs – a continued cultural commitment to democracy. It’s the only way to make sure our voice is heard.

I know your Nation can count on you.


Helpful links:
Find your polling station by postal code
Our Priorities and Regional Vote Coordinator contact information
Party response chart

Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the democratic government for the Manitoba Métis, also known as the Red River Métis, the origin and core of the Métis Nation. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For more information, media may contact:
Kat Patenaude
Media Relations Advisor
Manitoba Métis Federation
[email protected]


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