(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation has been a registered as a non-profit corporation as of June 2011. The BC Métis Federation evolved out of the former Coalition of Concerned Métis Citizens and there is no denying the success given the ongoing capacity building and numerous successes achieved.
The BC Métis Federations organized their first ever Christmas Dinner for board and staff. The evening was arranged at the Cloud 9 restaurant 42 floors high in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Robson Street. The Christmas dinner was for the board and staff. However a decision was made to invite other Métis and friends of the BC Métis Federation who wanted to attend. There were 45 people who decided to attend making the event a great success.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated; “What a great way to finish 2011 as we close our offices until January 3rd. The mood was positive and the sense of hope for the future never stronger. The meal was great and the feeling of team and unity provided the board members and staff who were able to attend a real sense of motivation.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry added; “A few of our board members and staff were unable to attend for a variety of reasons. They were missed but I can assure them the first face to face BC Métis Federation board meeting January 28th and 29th has increased in its’ importance given the recent events unfolding at MNBC and increased support for the BC Métis Federation.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded; “The time for change is now. Métis people need to become members of the BC Métis Federation and push hard as individuals and families to have their community organizations sign a Statement of Cooperation with the BC Métis Federation. Only then will this show government that Métis people do not accept the massive fiscal challenges they did not create by individual incompetent MNBC board members, consultants, and staff. Remember the BC Métis Federation forecasted the financial downfall of the MNBC and recent events have proved us right 100% correct once more. At this point there appears to be no stopping the inevitable financial destruction of the MNBC.”
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