Red River Métis Youth Conference On Identity

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Red River Métis Youth Conference On Identity

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is hosting a Red River Métis Youth Conference on Identity, and we invite you to join us for this important virtual event that is taking place on Saturday, February 19th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) and Sunday, February 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

We welcome and encourage you to participate, to contribute to the discussion, and to share your perspectives on the important issues surrounding Métis identity that we are faced with today.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Conference is open to all Red River Métis Youth aged between 15 to 29 years old. This includes Red River Métis Youth from within and outside of Manitoba who have connections with the historic Métis Nation.

The Conference welcomes diversity including Youth who self-identify as 2SLBTQQIA+ and individuals with disabilities.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

Métis identity has become a central focus for discussion in Canada in recent years and has garnered much attention in the national media and in different political circles.

The issues and challenges around Métis identity – and indeed Indigenous identity more generally – are complex and many. Neither are they unique to Canada and the Métis Nation. Both nationally and internationally, Indigenous identity has become an increasing focus for political conversations.

This important conference will provide Youth with an opportunity to engage with leaders, scholars and cultural representatives on issues central to culture and identity. As Red River Métis Youth and conference delegates, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, to hear from your leaders, to share your perspectives, and to contribute to timely and informed discussions on Métis culture, identity, citizenship and governance, important matters that will impact you directly both now and for many years to come.

Equally, the conference is designed to provide you and other Red River Métis Youth with the fullest opportunity, through a range of cultural activities and demonstrations, to learn more about and celebrate your vibrant Métis culture, heritage, and identity, and to share what it means to be young and Métis in 2022.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Participants will be provided with a dynamic learning opportunity through a series of presentations and interactive discussions combined with a celebratory experience of Red River Métis culture.

In addition to high quality information and interactive cultural components, participants will enjoy:

  • Amazing prizes! In addition to our Early Bird Registration draw
  • Backpack –a conference backpack filled with give-aways and cultural/educational resources will be mailed to all Youth participants – remember to provide your mailing address when registering
  • Celebration of Red River Métis culture
  • Dynamic learning and growing opportunity
  • Engagement in a meaningful way with peers, moderators and leaders

We look forward to having you join us on February 19th and 20th.

Please feel free to spread the word with other Red River Métis Youth – the more participants the merrier!