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Manitoba Hydro concludes revitalization agreement with Métis federation

August 25, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

August 25, 2023 – The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF)—the national government of the Red River Métis—and Manitoba Hydro have concluded a Revitalization Agreement to address existing hydroelectric developments and work together on future developments.

“The signing of a Revitalization Agreement puts us on a new and long overdue pathway,” said David Chartrand, MMF president. “Together, we are committed to working to build the energy future for all Manitobans in a sustainable way, by collaborating early on in planning and development to protect against adverse effects.”

The agreement addresses the adverse effects of Manitoba Hydro’s existing developments and operations on the Section 35 Constitution Act rights of the Red River Métis, says the utility, and establishes processes for working together on a range of issues related to Manitoba Hydro’s developments and operations—including any future developments that may be undertaken by the Crown corporation.

“While efforts to strengthen our relationships have been ongoing for some time, the signing of the Revitalization Agreement formally acknowledges our commitment to address the legacy of our historic projects with the Red River Métis,” said Jay Grewal, president & CEO, Manitoba Hydro.


The Revitalization Agreement includes commitments to establish a long-term Revitalization Fund, a defined forum for ongoing dialogue between Manitoba Hydro and the MMF, and formal processes for working together on future developments.

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