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Community Based Firefighter Type 2 Training

The Manitoba Métis Federation received funding through Natural Resources Canada to train up to 12 Red River Métis Citizens as Type II Firefighters. The department of Energy, Infrastructure and Resource Management would like to let you know that they will be hosting a Type II Firefighter Training Program from March 5th to 10th in Onanole, MB alongside Parks Canada’s Natural Resource Management Branch.

They are looking for Red River Métis Citizens who are interested in pursuing a career in firefighter or looking to expand their existing firefighting training. For specific details, please see the attached recruitment poster MET helped design. 

For more information, please email and

Louis Riel Celebration

    We would like to Thank all the volunteers for the Louis Riel evening.
    Stay, Play and Bead Program for Parents and Children

    The MMF Early Learning and Child Care Department would like to inform you of their team’s upcoming travels within the Winnipeg region to execute parent programming. They are excited to offer Stay, Play & Bead, a free eight-week Parenting Program for parents and their children 0-5 years of age to participate in genuine Red River Métis experiences in the Winnipeg Region on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm starting March 6, 2024, and ending May 1, 2024.

    The parents/guardians will engage in the cultural tradition of Métis beading, while children engage in learning through play opportunities with Métis specific toys and culturally enhanced curriculum activities with an ELCC program facilitator.

    Desiray Sawler, Parenting Program Lead, will visit Winnipeg each Wednesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for eight weeks, starting March 6, 2024, and ending May 1, 2024.

    Location is TBD but registration is open.

    If anyone would like to attend or has any questions, please feel free to reach out to Desiray Sawler. 

    Desiray’s phone number is 431-293-9889.

    Thank you and have a great day!

    Community Grass Cutting Program

    We are pleased to announce that we will be running our community grass cutting program again for Metis Elders.

    Program Information:
    The Winnipeg Region will pay youth to cut grass for our Elders. Interested youth and elders can sign up using this registration form. We will do our very best to match all youth and elders based on location. Youth can submit a claim for payment by submitting the following for each job done;

    • Before and After photos – with the address clearly noted
    • MMF Card number
    • Date of Birth
    • First and Last Name
    • Address
    • Phone number

    Please download the report form to be used when submitting each claim as well as a sample collage to be included for each job. (Please note, the collage is a sample from our snow shoveling program and we will use photos that we receive this year for the new grass cutting collage sample for next year.) Each job is paid between $20 and $40. For example, a large front and back yard is worth $40, a front or back yard only is worth $20, a medium sized yard and a side path is worth $30. Youth can assess the job price and note an amount between $20 and $40. The Vice-President will review and approve all claims and the job amount may be changed if deemed necessary. The Winnipeg Region will then issue a cheque in the youth’s name for their service.

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