By CBC News
Nine Métis students have received money from the federal government to help pay for university costs through a partnership with the Manitoba Metis Federation.
The $90-million, 10-year post-secondary education support program, which is administered by the MMF, was first announced in November. The federation announced the first cheques being sent out on Saturday.
“This is an incredible and unprecedented opportunity for Métis students,” said Joan Ledoux, the federation’s minister for provincial education.
“Thanks to the reconciliation efforts of the Government of Canada, we are now in [a] position to develop Métis-specific programming and funding from kindergarten all the way into the college and university years.”
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