Archive | March, 2012

Federal Government Takes Drastic Action to Expedite Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

(Vancouver, BC) The Government of Canada released their federal budget this week and it appears there will be a number of challenges facing future programs and services for Aboriginal people. The impacts to existing Métis programs remains unclear and we will be vigilant is reviewing the impacts in the coming months as Federal Departments find […]

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MNBC Failed Consultation

MNBC Failed Consultation

Attention Métis leaders and Métis people of British Columbia; The BC Métis Federation continues to provide information relevant to the Métis people to assist you make informed choices. Over the course of the last year BC Métis Federation has provided another perspective about the Métis governance, Métis program delivery and financial management of the Métis […]

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Conservative Minister Must Apologize for Offensive Comments about Aboriginal Peoples

Conservative Minister Must Apologize for Offensive Comments about Aboriginal Peoples

Liberal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency critic Dr. Carolyn Bennett today called on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to apologize for his offensive comments towards Aboriginal people. In a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Minister called Aboriginal communities ‘socially dysfunctional’. His comments were insulting and disrespectful […]

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UBC Funding Scholarships for 2012-2013

UBC Funding Scholarships for 2012-2013

Attention all Metis families. The BC Metis Federation is pleased to pass along the UBC Scholarship application notice that has a deadline for submissions in May 2012. This is another important opportunity for Metis people planning to attend UBC this upcoming year who cannot afford to attend post secondary education due to financial barriers. We […]

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Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares

Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares

  One of the most important issues facing Metis people in BC remains the continued support by MNBC for the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project.  During Metis Coffee Talk moderator and President of the BC Metis Federation Keith Henry provided an overview of a document released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives entitled Enbridge Pipe […]

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Racial Remarks Made to Métis Employee

Racial Remarks Made to Métis Employee

Mayor Dianne Watts City of Surrey Your Worship, I am writing to express profound concern regarding alleged racial remarks from a former City of Surrey Manager and co-worker against another City of Surrey employee who is Métis from September 2010. This was reported in the Surrey Now newspaper last week (March 13th, 2012) and has […]

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Where is the MNBC Director of Natural Resources - MNBC Sinking Ship Takes on More Water

Where is the MNBC Director of Natural Resources – MNBC Sinking Ship Takes on More Water

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to observe the developments within the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) which is the other Métis provincial organization in British Columbia. Divisions continue to grow for Métis people throughout BC as they consider the information put forward by the BC Métis Federation in comparison to the MNBC. Métis […]

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BC Métis Federation Regional Gathering - Huge Success in Surrey

BC Métis Federation Regional Gathering – Huge Success in Surrey

(Surrey, BC) The BC Métis Federation held their second Regional Gatherings entitled A New Beginning last night in Surrey, BC for the Lower Mainland at the Sheraton Guildford. There was a great crowd with fifty two (52) people in attendance. BC Métis Federation also added the online viewing option and there was an extremely strong […]

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Métis Woman from Surrey Called Wagon Burner and Half breed at City of Surrey

Métis Woman from Surrey Called Wagon Burner and Half breed at City of Surrey

(Surrey, BC) Earlier this week a Surrey newspaper published an article entitled “Human rights complaint filed against Surrey, Métis employee says she was called “wagon burner” by her manager.” The story is about a Métis woman who has worked with the City of Surrey for over 20 years. She is a member of the Nova […]

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MNBC/MNA/MNC Continue Work with Enbridge Despite Growing Opposition

The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), and Métis National Council (MNC) continue work with the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project over the next two days despite growing opposition from Métis people these organizations purport to represent.

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