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McMurray Métis golf tourney raises over $200,000 for student bursary program

IMAGE. Supplied by the McMurray Métis.

McMurray Métis raised $202,300 through its 20th annual Infinity Golf Tournament.

Held at the Miskanaw Golf Club on MacDonald Island, the sold-out event raised funds for their Métis student bursary program

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To date, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Local 1935 raised over $1.4-million in bursary money to aid more than 400 students.

President Gail Gallupe said MacDonald Island is traditional Métis territory.

“We host this tournament on MacDonald Island, which is traditional Métis territory, where many of our members were born and lived for generations. This is also the future home of the Métis Cultural Centre which will be another symbol of reconciliation.”

RMWB Council approved the land request from the McMurray Métis in June 2020.

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Despite a working agreement between the MNA and the federal government in 2018, Métis students did not have federal support for 20 years.

The Infinity Golf Tournament supports Métis students in post-secondary education.