Candidate for Regional Councillor, Region 7

Marc Mantha Candidate for Regional Councillor, Region 7

I am excited and honored to have been nominated to serve you as the Regional Councillor for Region 7. I am Marc Mantha, President Elect of the Moon River Métis
Council. Our council has accomplished so much in a short time. We have four councils in our Region 7; Moon River, Barrie South-Simcoe, The Great Lakes, and Georgian Bay.
The four Council Presidents and the Regional Councillor are what form our Region 7 Council. I am proud to serve with a great Regional team of constant consensus, a
strong united front in the best interests of our Métis citizens.

2023 has been a record year for meetings, rebuilding and strengthening relationships, with exceptionally successful funding negotiations for you the citizens, for today and
tomorrow. That’s what Métis teamwork can accomplish!

As your Regional Councillor, my priorities are:

● Métis Housing, Food Security and Extended Healthcare Benefits,
● Invest in our Métis Entrepreneurs and Economic Prosperity,
● Bill C-53 Self Government,
● Métis Education and Training, Empowering our Youth and Citizens,
● Strengthen support for the MNO Women’s Council,
● Support the wellbeing of our Seniors and Veterans,
● Nurture the Métis Way, Tradition and Culture,
● Expand our Harvesting Rights,
● Consultations on Crown Land Dispositions.

My resolve for our Nation’s sustainability, well being and prosperity are stronger than

A bit about me,

● President Elect Moon River Métis Council.
● Member President of GBTTCC (Georgian Bay Traditional Territories Consultation
● 20+ years professional success in Strategic Planning, Forecasting and Budget
Management for various Corporations / Fiscal Accountability.
● Member and Advocate of the Royal Canadian Legion.
● Long standing support of the MNO Youth Council, our emerging leaders and
● Métis Food Security – thousands of miles delivering food hampers for our most
vulnerable Citizens.
● Certificate, Governance – Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of
Toronto’s Rotman School for Business Executive Programs.
● Governance Training with Métis Nation of Ontario.
● Obtained support, funding for Métis food security, and Métis community events.
● Expertise in community outreach and communications. Collaboration with other
organizations to provide food security supplies.
● Experience in Métis Land, Resources and Harvesting impact and mitigation issues
throughout our Region, protecting our lands, waters and harvesting.
● Committed to strengthening and protecting the voting rights of our Métis
● Proponent of Métis culture, heritage, rights and Métis way of life.

Our strength lies in our unity, paddling towards our shared goals.

Miigwetch to our ancestors, the teachers and leaders, past and present, guiding us to
our greater potential.

Voting is a right our forebears fought valiantly for. Honour their legacy. Exercise your
Métis right to vote for the Métis Nation you desire.

I ask for your support, your vote. I am excited, and ready for the work and dedication
ahead, to move us all forward in a good way.

My pledge: “people over politics,” fostering unity, sustainability, prosperity, and

Miigwetch, Maarsii, Thank You.
In service,
Marc Mantha
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