With the special holiday coming this weekend, Southwest Region Director for the Manitoba Metis Federation Will Goodon understands the work needs to continue to improve the lives of his people.
Goodon, who has a strong connection to the Turtle Mountain area, has long been working with the MMF and Metis causes. He said he started more than twenty years ago with someone who would have future importance.
“I started working with President (David) Chartrand before he became president, in 1996,” Goodon said. “I was in-between employment and in my career. The MMF was in a tough spot at that time with a suspended president, and just went through receivership. President Chartrand ran for president in 1997 and I worked as his assistant for many, many years.”