Marci Riel

Manitoba Métis Federation

Marci Riel is the Senior Director of Energy, Infrastructure and Resource Management at the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the national government of the Red River Métis.  The department was created to address the development and management of energy projects and infrastructure constructed on lands utilized by our citizens and harvesters across our National Homeland.  The department also manages the MMF’s lands management files and natural resources and conservation portfolios related to harvesting, impact assessment, Métis monitoring, forestry, mining, migratory birds, commercial fisheries, wetland restoration, fish and fish habitat, environment and climate change.

Marci is the former Indigenous Co-Chair of the Line 3 - IAMC, the Red River Métis representative on both the Canada Energy Regulator’s Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Indigenous Circle of Experts and is currently working with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the International Joint Commission (IJC) to create and implement an Indigenous Advisory Committee.  Her role is to best represent the needs of Red River Métis citizens and to assist Canada and regulators in better understanding the lifecycle impacts of projects on the collectively held rights, claims and interests of the Red River Métis.

Ms. Riel holds a Masters Degree in Sociology and previously worked in the field of public safety and crime prevention.  Marci is the mother of two teenage boys - Joshua and Thomas - and together with her husband Kevin is proud to be raising the next generation of Red River Métis citizens.  Marci lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the heart of the National Homeland, on one of the original Red River lots next to the historic Riel House site.