MNBC Minutes Tell the Truth Once and For All

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to review information affecting Métis people throughout British Columbia. BC Métis Federation continues to call the other provincial Métis representative organization to task, the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), who continues to ignore their own governance mandated processes and misrepresent the democratic will of the Métis people in BC. This has been made even clearer when MNBC announced support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project this past weekend despite a large majority of Métis opposition.

MNBC posted minutes dated September 23rd and there is a clear prior awareness by this MNBC board that they had full and prior knowledge of the need to seek community endorsement prior to supporting the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. A record of decision indicates that Kim Hodgson and Sid Peltier were to represent the MNBC with Enbridge.

BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated; “The minutes say it all to me. The MNBC board knew the process and was aware since last September of the work internally within the MNBC that was required. As we know BCMANR has now come out calling the MNBC actions as illegal and yet MNBC board members carry on as if nothing is wrong.”

President Henry added; “The decision to support Enbridge this past weekend has no legitimate mandate and contravenes their own process. Imagine MNBC leaders have accused us as attempting to tear down the Nation, while they themselves prove their deceit in their own information each day.”

BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “MNBC board members and representative Sid Peltier from Terrace need to be held accountable. This MNBC information proves beyond a doubt MNBC did not respect the role of BCMANR or the voices of the Métis people in BC. I hope Métis people read and realize how completely dysfunctional this all is.”

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BC Métis Federation
#300-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
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One Response to MNBC Minutes Tell the Truth Once and For All

  1. Metis 2012 -Chris June 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Mr. Desjarlais very good read, The oxymoron -‘organized mess” comes to mind. Recorded minutes paying attention to the fact that there is proper protocol to follow in regards to consultation with BCMANR. Enbridge has actually paid for these studies and provided capacity for communities to be properly consulted. The non-completion of the consultation is evidence enough that there is something awry out there with how community consultation has been performed.

    I question Sid Peltier representing MNBC along with relative of Hodgsons, can you say “conflict of interest”. For those that do not know Mr. Peltier a crass MNBC supporter that brought us the adoption act, flooding MNBC membership with NON Metis simply because your adopted. He is the owner of White River helicopters, a company in the northwest that stands to profit substantially when the enbridge pipeline is under construction.

    No wonder there is no consultation, when the very representatives are in a conflict position with their own interests, why listen to the communities that are reporting a majority ‘NO’. Our hats off for standing up against the enbridge pipeline BC Metis federation in support of our cousins, our environmental resources are at risk and our way of life.

    On another note….A bank looking for collateral? What was these loans secured upon when they were granted?


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