Archive | November, 2011

MNBC Financial Challenges

I write to each of you today to provide more evidence regarding the overall financial insolvency of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Thousands of people from across British Columbia and Canada are following the Métis events unfolding here in British Columbia each week. Over the course of the past two years individuals and organizations […]

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BC Métis Federation Hosted Old Time Dance a Major Success

The BC Métis Federation held the “Honouring Louis Riel – Métis Old Tim Dance” this past weekend at the Whalley Legion in Surrey, BC. The event showcased music by DJ Andy McGillis (Hummingbird Productions), fiddling by Phil and Aimee Fauteux and Rob Crozier, as well as featuring cultural performances by world class Métis performer Beverly […]

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BC Métis Federation Successful in Supporting KLMSS Win Language and Culture Proposal

The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce that Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society (KLMSS) has been awarded a project to support an Early Childhood Development program from the BCAAFC this past week.

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Reminder! Honouring Louis Riel - Métis Old Time Dance

Reminder! Honouring Louis Riel – Métis Old Time Dance

This is a reminder of the BCMF hosted Métis cultural celebration on Saturday, November 19, at the Hall Whalley Legion in Surrey. BCMF will be honouring Louis Riel with a Métis old time dance. Cocktails start at 5pm, Potluck Supper starts at 6pm, and the dance start at 7pm. The night will include a short […]

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Louis Riel Day Commemoration – November 16th, 2011

The BC Métis Federation reminds British Columbians that November 16th marks a historic day for the Métis people throughout Canada. Louis Riel Day has been identified as an annual general holiday in Manitoba on the third Monday of each February. This holiday commemorates the life of Louis Riel and his contributions to Canada. Louis Riel […]

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BC Métis Federation Ensures Student Living Allowances Paid

The BC Métis Federation is pleased that our recent public pressure has once again forced MNBC to deal with the delay of the student living allowances provided by the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) program. I have been now informed that student allowances have been sent this week and although over 8 days […]

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MNBC Student Living Allowances Clarification

BCMF has been informed since last Friday by MNBC funded students that recent student living allowances and tuitions funded by Service Canada have not been paid or released by MNBC. Specifically there is great concern regarding much needed living allowances that these individuals depend on to pay rent, food, etc.

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Immediate Call to Action Regarding Student Allowances

The BC Métis Federation has been contacted by individuals and concerned family members this past week regarding Métis people who have been funded through the Métis employment and training offices throughout BC. MNBC is provided approximately 6.5 million annually by the Federal Government through a program managed by Service Canada. It appears MNBC is late […]

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Métis Employment Student Allowances in Jeopardy

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to call on governments to be accountable for supporting the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) while calls for accountability to Métis people in BC have been ignored. MNBC has continued to mislead government partners, Métis communities, and individual Métis people about the state of the financial crisis the […]

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Métis Nation British Columbia Should Step Back In the Box

(Vancouver, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) read the recent Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) press release entitled “Métis Nation British Columbia’s Economic Development takes a Large Step Outside the Box” with great interest. The recent MNBC press release was posted on the MNBC website this past Monday and sent by email to their distribution […]

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