Archive | December, 2013
BC Metis Federation Newsletter

BC Metis Federation Newsletter – 2013-2014 Christmas/New Years Edition

BC Metis Federation is pleased to release the new edition of our newsletter. This edition offers a variety of article including a summary of the year in review, community updates, membership stats, etc. Thank you to all of the contributors and see you in 2014.

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Historic Métis Christmas Season Festivities by George and Terry Goulet

Whenever an opportune occasion presented itself, and many did, the historical Western Métis people loved to party, feast and celebrate. Like the people themselves, these activities were an amalgam of French, Scottish, Irish and Indian roots. Festivities consisting of good food and drink, rousing music, energetic dancing, lively singing and jovial socializing would usually start […]

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Metis Culture and Education

BC Metis Federation Sends Letter Regarding Education to Over 2000

The BC Metis Federation sent a letter to the Provincial Ministry of Education and over 2000 educators yesterday to address concerns related to Metis culture and control in education across British Columbia. There are over 60 School Districts and various Aboriginal Enhancement Agreements but protocol, meaningful Metis participation, and Metis cultural input continues to be […]

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Sir John A MAcdonald

Pitfalls and Possibilities of Metis ‘Recognition’

This has been a paradigm shifting year for Metis ‘recognition’ in Canada. Standard narratives are breaking down as British Columbia Metis assert their historic right to determine their collective future. 2013 began with the release of a nationally significant Daniels court decision in January asserting that Metis people are Indians for purposes of the Constitution. […]

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BC Metis Federation Welcomes Allan Donovan to Team

BC Metis Federation continues to address the human rights cases with the Federal and Provincial governments. Today we are advising members that well known Vancouver Based lawyer Allan Donovan has been added to the team. Allan founded Donovan & Company in 1996, after practicing at a prominent litigation boutique firm for eight years. He received […]

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BC Metis Federation Christmas Closure

BC Metis Federation leaders and members continue to send along best wishes to the members and partners across the Province. Please be advised that the BC Metis Federation office will be closed for the Christmas season starting Monday, December 23rd, 2013 and reopen Monday, January 6th, 2014. Thank you to all for another successful year!

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Merry Christmas BC Metis Federation

Métis Christmas Party Celebration In Surrey

Watch Video in HD its in 1080p! (Surrey, BC) BC Metis Federation and partner community Nova Metis Heritage Association (Nova) held their second annual Christmas party for Metis members and families yesterday in Surrey. A large turnout of Metis families and friends attended the festive Christmas event held near the Nova office at the Dell […]

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Fort St John Metis Society

Fort St. John Metis Society Christmas Event December 15th, 2013

BC Metis Federation wants to encourage members to attend the Fort St. John Metis Society Elders and Members Christmas Dinner being held Sunday, December 15th at the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102. Dinner starts at 4:00 pm. Please remember to bring an item for the Silent Auction! BC Metis Federation leaders and […]

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BC Metis Federation Article in the Vancouver Sun

BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry was quoted in the Vancouver Sun in response to a recent opinion by Metis Nation British Columbia President Bruce Dumont and statements regarding pipelines.

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Deb Canada

BC Metis Federation Leaders Call for Prayers for Deborah Canada

Update Deborah Canada December 12th 2013 BC Metis Federation has been advised that Deborah Canada is now recovering and showing strong signs of improvement. It is clear the power of prayer and support from the creator are making a difference. The BC Metis Federation leadership is relieved to hear the progress and will be supporting […]

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