MMF launches $90M postsecondary education accord

February 12, 2020

The Manitoba Metis Federation has officially launched a 10-year, $90M postsecondary education accord delivered in partnership with the federal government. The agreement allows students with Métis heritage to receive up to $5K for tuition, books, travel support, and living allowances in this academic year. As mandated by the federation, students must undergo a mandatory Métis history class prior to receiving the bursary. One of the first nine recipients, Alyssa Thomas, stated that the bursary has allowed her to skip part-time employment and instead volunteer with Manitoba Métis Federation. "With law school to come, that will definitely put me in debt, So to be able to go through my first degree and not go into debt is like a blessing," said Thomas. CBC  | CTV