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Ottawa signs self-government deal with Métis in Manitoba

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The descendants of Louis Riel are taking a step toward fulfilling his dream of Métis self-determination as they sign an agreement with Ottawa that is intended to lead to the creation of their own government.

Carolyn Bennett, the federal Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, will be in Winnipeg on Saturday to announce what her department describes as a plan for reconciliation with the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) and its people.

The minister will provide $154.3-million in fund...