WINNIPEG- The federal and Manitoba governments will contribute more than $33 million for the construction of a Metis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, who is a Winnipeg MP, announced $23.1 million in federal funding Saturday during the Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Metis Federation. The money is on top of $5.1 million that Ottawa has already contributed to the project, and Premier Heather Stefanson told the Federation’s AGM in a video statement that her government will be contributing $10 million. The federation and BMO announced in 2020 an agreement for the sale of BMO’s historic building at Portage Ave. and Main St. for the Heritage Centre. Vandal says in a news release the new centre will showcase Metis history through workshops, artifacts and photos
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