Métis National Heritage Centre

July 31, 2015

$1M funding to the Manitoba Métis Federation through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Centre will present the history of the Métis Nation and their significant role in the development of Canada. Through exhibitions, workshops, presentations and community gatherings held at the centre, the MMF will continue to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Métis people
Upper Fort Garry, built between 1834 and 1837, was the centre of trade for an area that was larger than Eastern Europe and was the administrative and judicial body of the Red River Settlement, which was governed by the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was also the site where Louis Riel formed the Metis-led Provisional Government which led to Manitoba entering Confederation as a province.