Welcome to Liberty Local’s Website
The Métis National Council consequently adopted the following definition of Métis in 2002: Métis means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry and who is accepted by the Métis Nation.
In 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that Métis are a rights-bearing Aboriginal people. Its judgement in R. v. Powley set out the components of a Métis definition for the purpose of claiming Aboriginal rights under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. These are as follows:
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- December 18th 2023 7:00 PM
- January 15th 2024
- February 26th
- March 18th
- April 15th
- May 27th
Our meeting are usually the third Monday of the month except for June, July and August.
Chase the Ace Fundraiser
Held at the Nicollet Inn, 632 Lafleche in St. Boniface.
Fridays at 5:30 PM
Draw at 8:25 PM
Chase the Ace Jackpot for March 1st is $13,500 with 1$500 Joker and 2 $100 deuces remaining and 30 cards left.
Winner of Chase the Ace
AGUSTIN ANSELMO for $26,618
Next chase the ace event to start on September 8th.
Prizes to be announced.
Liberty Local Information and Liberty Local’s Mandate
The objectives of our local, the Liberty Local are set out as follows
- To promote education, culture and heritage of the Métis people
- To promote the participation of Métis people in the community
Who are we? Liberty Local is a Local within the Manitoba Métis Federation, Winnipeg Region and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.The liberty local was formed in the early 80’s but incorporated in 1998 and has been an active Local since then. We now have a membership of over 2000 members.
Our most popular fundraising event is the Chase the Ace!
Liberty Local Executives Information
The executive positions of Liberty Local is comprised of 4 positions
Chairperson: Eugene Martel
ViceChair: Paul Groleau
Secretary: Valerie Finney-Willim
Treasurer: Ron Poirier
Liberty Local Membership Information
Membership to our local, is open to all Métis people.
Adults who are 18 years of age and older and have voting rights within our local and the MMF.
Métis children are welcome to join our local and as and they’re our future and the MMF has child membership status for them. This allows them to be reconized as Métis but they are unable to vote until they’re full members.
Is a descendant of those Métis who had received or were entitled to receive land grants and/or script under the provision of the Manitoba Act, 1870, or the Dominion Lands Act.
A person of Aboriginal decent who has been accepted by the Métis nation to be Métis.
Liberty Local’s History
To obtain a MMF membership card in the Winnipeg Region, you need to belong to a Winnipeg based local please refer to the MMF website for futher information on how to join the MMF.
To get one of our local’s executives to sign your membership card application or harvester card application, this must be done on a local meeting night at your convenience.
Membership and Harvester applications will not be signed outside of meeting hours by our executives.
- Active Members 75% 75%
Believe in yourself; Believe in Métis