MANITOBA METIS FEDERATION
December 22, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
As an affiliate of the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Louis Riel Institute is responsible to the Métis people of Manitoba to provide programs, resources and services related to advancing the education of Métis people and promoting the values, culture, heritage and history of Métis in Manitoba.
ISO Polar’s mission is to encourage the development of airship technology for sustainable transportation and logistics applications in the Northern Latitudes. There is potential for a new generation of transport airships to serve the freight needs of remote communities and resource developments. The impact of this new transportation mode will have far-reaching impacts. The cost of freight and passengers to these remote communities will be reduced while service of heavy and bulky loads will be available 12 months per year. Jobs will be created in the fabrication, maintenance and operation of transport airships that will grow as this industry develops.
Please accept this letter as support for the goals of ISO Polar. The importance of their work has significant value to the Métis community.
We are confident of Dr. Prentice’s qualifications for carrying on the proposed project research. The Louis Riel Institute, through its own projects and programs, recognizes the need for new transportation modes to remote communities. We look forward to the eventual benefits that will take place for the good of all Aboriginal people.
Louis Riel Institute