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Welcome to Liberty Local’s Website

The Metis are recognized under the 1982 Constitution, The Métis are one of three distinct Aboriginal peoples of Canada. The Métis are descendants of mixed parentage between European settlers and First Nations persons. Fiercely independent, the Métis were instrumental in the development of western Canada.

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:

Self-identification as a member of a Métis community.
Ancestral connection to the historic Métis community.
Acceptance by the modern community with continuity to the historic Métis community.
Manitoba is the birthplace of the Métis Nation! We, the Métis people have our own unique culture, traditions, language (Michif), and way of life, collective consciousness and nationhood.
We are part of the Winnipeg Region
Manitoba Métis Federation.

Meetings

Our monthly meetings location has changed to:
NOTRE DAME COMMUNITY CENTRE
271 AVENUE DE LA CATHEDRALE
  • 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 May 17th is $24,655 with 1 $500 Joker and 2 $100 deuces remaining and only 20 cards left.

Liberty Local Information and Liberty Local’s Mandate

The objectives of our local, the Liberty Local are set out as follows

  1. To promote education, culture and heritage of the Métis people
  2. 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.

Membership Requirements

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 further information on how to join the MMF.

  • Active Members 75% 75%

Believe in yourself; Believe in Métis