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Manitoba Métis Federation’s new two-spirit local starts up in Winnipeg – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201939 Views

Local will provide resources, representation for Métis 2SLGBTQ citizens

Aug 13, 2019

The Manitoba Métis Federation now has an organization to represent its two-spirit and LGBTQ citizens, after its new Two-Spirit Michif local held its first official meeting in Winnipeg last week.

According to the MMF’s website, it has over 135 locals, with each organization being a part of the federation’s governance structure. Each is administered by a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and a secretary-treasurer.

For the new Two-Spirit Michif local chairperson Nicki Ferland, a local means that Métis people who identify as 2SLGBTQ will have Métis-specific resources available to them.

“We just had our first meeting last week to elect a new executive and sort of get started,” said Ferland.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mmf-metis-two-spirit-local-winnipeg-1.5244595

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