2006 Inauguration of Manitoba Metis Federation: New Board of Directors
Friday, 28 July 2006
On Thursday July 27, 2006 the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) had the honour of inaugurating the newly elected MMF Board of Directors in a prestigious Swearing-In-Ceremony. MMF President David Chartrand, Vice Presidents, and the Directors of the Board affirmed their vows to govern honourably and responsibly to meet the needs and aspirations of the Metis People. Officiating over the Inauguration Ceremony was the Honourable John Harvard, Lieutenant Governor.
A crowd of two hundred was in attendance at the Inauguration which included Mr. Rod Bruinooge, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. On behalf of Minister Jim Prentice, Mr. Bruinooge congratulated President David Chartrand on his re-election. Other dignitaries in attendance were Clément Chartier President of the Metis National Council, Jon Gerrard Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, Leanne Rowat Conservative MLA for Minnedosa, and Gary Lipinski, Co-Chair of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
“The Metis People have shown that transparency, accountability, and responsibility are fundamentally important to their vision of the future through a new mandate for the Board of Directors,” said President David Chartrand. “Over the next four years our newly elected representatives will continue to build on four principles – developing Metis governance, expanding Metis services, protecting Metis culture, and growing the Metis economy.”
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