Archive | January, 2013
Keith Henry BCMF President

Georgia Straight Front page Article – B.C. Métis Federation accuses governments of discrimination

This article ran in the Georgia Straight this morning…. by Stephen Hui Republished KEITH HENRY SAYS the 6,300-strong B.C. Métis Federation is tired of being “ignored” by the federal and provincial governments. Henry, the president of the BCMF, told the Georgia Straight that his nonprofit society has repeatedly tried to gain recognition from both levels of government since its founding […]

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BC Métis Federation Files Discrimination Claim against Federal and Provincial Government

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation took major steps this week to address issues related to current Métis program service delivery, policy development and consultation through a human rights claim based on discrimination against the Federal and Provincial Governments. BC Métis Federation board members voted unanimously to file the claims after it became more and […]

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David Doyle Presenting in Cuba

BC Metis Federation friend and support Mr. david Doyle has the great honour of participating in the UNESCO World Balance Conference in Havana Jan 28 – 30, 2013 and would be pleased if you would read my speech Jose Marti & Louis Riel & the Doctrine of Discovery. It is a major international conference with […]

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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Interview on Metis Coffee Talk This Thursday

BC Metis Federation is announcing today that the special guest this week on Metis Coffee Talk this Thursday at 7:30 PM will be Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). Grand Chief Phillip will be asked to share his thoughts about Idle No More and other issues that affect […]

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BC Metis Federation Leadership Continue Strong Support in Vancouver Rally

BC Metis Federation leaders Beverly Lambert and Tim St. Denis were joined by BC Metis Federation members and other Metis people along with First Nations and various supporters at the Idle No More rally held in Vancouver yesterday. This was one of several rallies held across the country in a national day of action to […]

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Media Mornings Coopradio to host BC Metis Federation Keith Henry

Listen to the Interview: BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry has been invited to Interview on Media Mornings Monday, January 28th 2013 at 7 am. W2 connects people and ideas through its globally networked community media arts centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. W2 is people-powered, meaning mostly run by volunteers who care about making positive […]

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Letters from Government

What is this all about? Métis People Do Not Forget

Open letter to all Mètis people in Canada The BC Metis Federation writes today to all Mètis and friends of the Mètis to address the ongoing and serious issues related to the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Over the course of the last few months MNBC has carried on holding Regional Sessions where their staff […]

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BC Metis Federation congratulates the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society on Receiving Federal Funding

BC Metis Federation congratulates the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society for the announcement yesterday for two Federal funded programs to support Metis and Aboriginal youth in Kamloops and area. BC Metis Federation supported the White Buffalo applications with letters of support and we are pleased with this progress. News Articles

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Noel Poitras with BCMF President Keith Henry and Director Beverly Lambert

Mètis Veterans Honoured Diamond Jubilee Medal – Mètis Veteran and Elder Noel Poitras

(Vancouver, BC) The Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association President Richard Blackwolf arranged a presentation for the Diamond Jubilee Medals to two Aboriginal veterans earlier today. One of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals was awarded to Metis Veteran and elder Noel Poitras from Surrey and who has been active with the Nova Metis Heritage Association, one of […]

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Rafe Mair – Featured Guest on Metis Coffee Talk Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 PM PST

BC Metis Federation continues efforts to communicate with the Metis and friends of the Metis throughout BC and across the country. The continued growth of the online show Metis Coffee Talk is a testament to the public discussions about issues that matter. Metis Coffee Talk will host and interview Rafe Mair as our special guest […]

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