The Northwest Métis Council held its Annual Regional Meeting this past weekend.

The meeting brought Métis communities from around the Parkland together to recap the success of the past year as well as contribute to plans going forward.

During the meeting, it was announced that the NMC is planning on building a daycare facility as well as a new office where the old Sneath-Strilchuk building is currently located. The goal of these new projects is to create Métis jobs.

Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand focused his speech on ongoing political negotiations, both good and bad, and urged everyone in attendance to do their part and vote in the upcoming provincial and federal elections. He also pointed out the economic success of the past year, saying the MMF has created more jobs and in turn raised more money to help serve communities.

The day also featured a lunch, entertainment, and a silent auction.