The Manitoba Metis Federation

The Manitoba Metis Federation

November 04, 2013 10:16 ET

Manitoba Metis Federation Financial Affiliates Announce Metis Business Conference and Tradeshow

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2013) - Manitoba Metis Federation financial affiliates, the Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF) and Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC), in partnership with the Métis National Council (MNC) are pleased to announce they will be hosting a Metis Business Conference & Tradeshow entitled: "Building Employment, Training, and Business Partnerships". The event will be held in Winnipeg on November 5 and 6, 2013 at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel.

The unique event will focus on providing value to all entrepreneurs through a number of business venues encouraging government and industry to enhance Metis relationships. The two-day event will feature focused business workshops, distinguished key-note addresses, a diverse array of businesses at large tradeshow, as well as, a networking business reception.

Over the two-day event, well-known keynote speakers will include the Honourable Theresa Oswald, Minister of Jobs and the Economy and Chuck Strahl former Minister of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada. Other noted presenters on hand will be (INAC) President Clément Chartier, Métis National Council; President David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation; I.H. Asper Executive Director for Entrepreneurship, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship; Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter, Neil Duboff; Entrepreneurship Manitoba, Lindsay Dandeneau; Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Joelle Foster; Metis Employment and Training Director, Kerry Smith; The Wood Manufacturing Council, Richard Lipman & Norma Ricker; Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba; Colleen Walmsley, Paul Paradis, CEO, Louis Riel Capital Corporation; John Coutris, General Manager, Metis Economic Development Fund and Cassandra Dorrington, President, Business Advisor and Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC).

The Metis Economic Development Fund is an equity investment fund intended to stimulate economic development activities of the Metis people throughout Manitoba by providing equity and capital for Metis entrepreneurs and businesses.

The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) is a financial organization capitalized by the Government of Canada under its Canadian Aboriginal Economic Development Strategy (CAEDS). Since its inception, LRCC has lent in excess of $22 million, contributing to the Manitoba economy and creating employment. Presently, LRCC administers a Metis Business Directory of over 400 members and maintains an asset base worth nearly $8 million.

Since 1983, the Métis National Council (MNC) has represented the Métis Nation nationally and internationally. It receives its mandate and direction from the democratically elected leadership of the Métis Nation's governments from Ontario westward. Specifically, the MNC reflects and moves forward on the desires and aspirations of these Métis governments at the national and international level.

Believe in Yourself; Believe in Metis.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Metis Nation's Manitoba Metis Community.

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