Archive | September, 2011

BCMF Responds to the MNBC Annual General Meeting

(Vancouver, BC) The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) held their recent Annual General Meeting in Abbotsford, BC this past weekend. The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) board accepted and promoted a policy to not attend the MNBC AGM and many of the BCMF members chose not to attend. BCMF has had a number of reports […]

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Kelly Lake Métis Seek Clarification From the Province

Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society (KLMSS) President Lyle Letendre sent the following letter to the Provincial Minister in light of the Provincial letter of September 8th where it was suggested that MNBC represents all Métis people and communities. KLMSS has had a relationship with the Province for decades and continues to communicate their frustration as […]

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Emotional Termination of MNBC Citizenship Card by Beverly Lambert

Well known Métis cultural leader Beverly Lambert recently sent a letter to MNBC President Bruce Dumont terminating her MNBC Citizenship Card. This was a major step for Beverly and her letter outlines her reasons for this major decision. BCMF supports Beverly in her decision and hopes Métis people read her statements carefully to understand her […]

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As of September 21st, 2011 – Incredibly, MNBC Continues to Default on Property Taxes

BCMF has sent the following letter to the Provincial Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and all Provincial MLAs in light of statements in the Provincial Government letter of September 8th. The Provincial Minister appeared to suggest government officials were closely monitoring the MNBC deficit progress. We strongly disagree given the evidence and the BCMF […]

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Largest Métis Community in BC Decides to Work with BCMF

(Surrey, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry met with the NOVA Métis Heritage Association (NOVA) board members last weekend as follow up to a recent discussion held during the NOVA Annual General Meeting in late August. The result of the meeting this past weekend was that the NOVA board voted by majority […]

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Disappointing Provincial Government Response to BCMF

BCMF is providing a copy of a letter sent to BCMF President Keith Henry dated September 8th, 2011 from Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) Minister Honourable Mary Polak. The Ministers response is not surprising to many at the BCMF but is truely a disappointment in light of the mounting evidence of MNBC financial […]

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North Saanich Michif Society (NSMS) Celebrates Success at Luxton Fall Fair

The event has come and gone, it was very successful in promoting the knowledge of the Métis culture and meeting many Métis who live in the Greater Victoria area. NSMS started at 7. a.m. Saturday, September 17th morning with NSMS representatives setting up three tables with bead-worked moccasins, vests, capotes , photos , displays, finger […]

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VMCS SOC Signing Picture September 15th, 2011 Gibsons

Vancouver Métis Cultural Society Signs Statement of Cooperation with BCMF

(Gibsons, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry met with the Vancouver Métis Cultural Society (VCMS) board members earlier today in Gibsons. VMCS notified the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) last week that the majority of their members in attendance at a special general meeting held September 3rd, 2011 decided to terminate their […]

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North Island Métis Nation is Third Métis Community Not to Attend Upcoming MNBC AGM

(Campbell River, BC) The North Island Métis Nation (NIMN) is one of the thirty six (36) identified Métis Chartered Communities signed with Métis Nation British Columbia in British Columbia. NIMN has worked for their Métis members for several years and is located in Campbell River, the northern area of Vancouver Island. NIMN has a strong […]

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BCMF President and Vice-President On the Métis Matters Radio Show Tonight

BCMF President Keith Henry and Vice President Daryl Piper will be on the Métis Matters Radio Show tonight between 5pm and 6pm to answer public questions. The BCMF encourages Métis people throughout BC to call in: 604-684-7561. Tune in tonight (Wednesday, September 14) at 5PM to CFRO 102.7FM in Vancouver or online at The BC Métis Federation […]

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