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The Winnipeg Region provides a wide range of services to the Metis citizens and harvesters living within the Winnipeg Region.  Here is a list of the questions we are most frequently asked.
 

What is the difference between the Winnipeg Metis Association and the Manitoba Metis Federation?
 

The Manitoba Metis Federation is organized on the basis of regional associations ("Regions") which compromise the total of local associations within the boundaries of each Region.

 

The Winnipeg Metis Association Inc. is the business name for the Winnipeg Region. The Winnipeg Metis Association Inc. is currently made up of 30 locals within its boundary. 
 

What is a local and why do I need to join one?
 

Locals act as the grassroots government for the Manitoba Metis Federation. They are similar to a federal or provincial riding. Citizens of a local elect representatives to coordinate the activities of the local and represent the local at regional meetings. 

 

Local activities include organizing people of their community, promoting the objectives of the Federation, to act as governance on behalf of Metis in thier communities, inform citizens of matters that affect the Federation, initiate programs to address the needs of their Metis citizens, and to participate in regional meetings.

 

Citizens need to join a local as part of the citizenship application process. Joining a local gives the citizen representation through their local. It gives citizens a point of contact in their community from which they can receive information from the Federation and to provide feedback to the Federation. 
 

How do I find a local to join?
 

The Winnipeg Metis Association posts all upcoming local meetings on the Calendar Page of its website and on the Local Board in the Winnipeg Region Office. 

Contact information for each Winnipeg local can be found on our Local Page.

Boundaries for locals are not geographically set. Therefore, citizens may join any local they wish regardless of where they reside. For example, a citizen residing in Charleswood can join a local in St. Boniface. Citizens applying for citizenship in Winnipeg must have their applications signed by a local that is part of the Winnipeg Region.

 

However, the local a citizen joins must be within the region where they are applying. For example, a citizen residing in Portage la Prairie may join a Winnipeg Local but would have their application processed in the Winnipeg Region instead of the Southwest Region. If they join the Portage la Prairie Local, they would have their application processed in the Southwest Region. 

I can’t remember what local I joined. How do I find out?

The Winnipeg Region maintains a database of its citizens. If you are a citizen of the Winnipeg Region, you can contact our office at 204-589-4327 and we can inform you of your local. If you are a citizen of a different region, you will need to contact your regional office to find your local. 

 

If you do not know your region or local you can contact the Central Registry Office at 204-586-8474 to find your region and local.
 

I have an old membership card, why do I have to apply again?


 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.

 

Who are the Métis?
 

In September 2002 the Métis Nation adopted the MMF's definition of Métis. Article III of the MMF Constitution defines "Métis" as follows:

1.    DEFINITION

a.    "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation;
b.    "Historic Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people then known as Métis or Half-Breeds who resided in the Historic Métis Nation Homeland;
c.    "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" means the area of land in west central North America used and occupied as the traditional territory of the Métis or Half-Breeds as they were then known;
d.    "Métis Nation" means the Aboriginal people descended from the Historic Métis Nation, which is now comprised of all Métis Nation Citizens and is one of the "aboriginal peoples of Canada" within s.35 of the Constitution Act of 1982;
e.    "Distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples" means distinct for cultural and nationhood purposes.