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Manitoba Metis Federation President welcomes Quillasinga delegation from Colombia

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201864 Views

Sep. 18, 2018

Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand is pleased to join University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee in welcoming a unique cultural exchange with a delegation from the Quillasinga tribe of Colombia. This cultural exchange aims to support international Indigenous partnerships through cultural sharing and learning. Métis Nation and Quillasinga leaders will provide short presentations followed by a performance of traditional dances by the Quillasingas.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Leatherdale Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Who: MMF President David Chartrand and University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee, with a delegation of the Quillasinga People of Colombia

The Quillasingas are an Indigenous community whose vibrant culture is dedicated to the protection of Mother Earth and humanity. In addition to this unique cultural exchange event, the Quillasinga delegation will be meeting with the MMF Government to discuss our Indigenous partnership, including trade in coffee and sugar. This Indigenous-to-Indigenous relationship promises mutual benefits in economic and social development for our communities in both countries. The Quillasingas will also attend and perform at the MMF Annual General Assembly, taking place September 21 through to September 23.


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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For media information, please contact:

Barney Morin
Manitoba Metis Federation
Communications Coordinator
Office: 204-586-8474 x277
Cell: 204-391-0717


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