Archive | January, 2014
Keith on APTN

BC Metis Federation President Interview on APTN January 29th 2014

BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry was interviewed on Aboriginal Peoples Television (APTN) today January 29th 2014.

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BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry on APTN National Tomorrow

BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry is being interviewed nationally on APTN news during the “In Focus” segment of the national news segment that will air twice tomorrow January 29th 2014. President Henry has been asked provide a response to the position of Metis in BC related to pipelines and tar sands expansion. This is […]

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Dumont's Fictional Metis

Dumont’s Fictional Métis by Joe Desjarlais

I recently watched embattled BC Métis politician Bruce Dumont’s pro-oil spin on APTN to a national audience. It seems that for governments and industry proponents, $1.3 million is the going price for enlisting a Métis politician to pitch their ‘big and oily’ project to a national audience without consultation. What they demand in return is […]

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1.3 Million Reasons Why MNBC Says What They Do

I went home last night after hosting Métis Coffee Talk and speaking about the recent interview from Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Bruce Dumont on APTN. I left feeling frustrated and confused about how governments and industry can manipulate Métis people so easily. As many of you know MNBC is the “other” Métis provincial […]

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Métis Nation British Columbia Continues to Mislead Public about Tar Sands and Pipeline Support

(Vancouver, BC) The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) national news yesterday conducted an interview with Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Bruce Dumont during their “In Focus” segment. This week the APTN topic was about the tar sands and information about impacts which included an interview with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) as […]

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Two Histories by Joe Desjarlais

Two Histories by Joe Desjarlais

On January 13, I sat at a Federal Table about industry impacts with my BC Métis Federation colleagues that consisted of over a dozen senior federal government and other officials and senior First Nations leaders. The ongoing dialogue represents a window of opportunity for governments to recognize and affirm the histories of Canada’s Métis peoples. […]

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Site C JRP Hearing Aboriginal Rights Fort St. John January 17th, 2014

Joint Review Panel Continues Review of Proposed BC Hydro Site C Project

(Fort St. John, BC) BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry attended and supported partner community Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society (KLMSS) and their President Lyle C. Letendre with a presentation during the Joint Review Panel assessing the potential impacts of the proposed Site C Hydroelectric project in northeast BC. A three member panel is holding […]

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BC Metis Federation and Vancouver Metis Citizens Society Partner with ICAB to Bring Forum on Seaspan February 1st, 2014

BC Metis Federation and Vancouver Metis Citizens Society are pleased to announce a meeting regarding procurement opportunities for shipbuilding contracts and the projects with Seaspan, which is a company located in North Vancouver. The meeting will provide a description of the opportunities and requirements to qualify for future contract opportunities. This meeting is open to […]

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BC Métis Federation Attends Meeting with Federal Government

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation leadership attended a meeting yesterday with several Federal Government departments and a number of First Nations to follow up the recent report from the Special Federal Representative (SRF) on West Coast Energy Infrastructure. The report by SFR appointee Mr. Douglas Eyford was released in November 2013 and has been submitted […]

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Opposing Aboriginal Views of Sir John A. Macdonald Day

By: BC Métis Federation leader Earlene Bitterman On January 11th 2014 the office of the Prime Minister of Canada offered this statement on Sir John A. Macdonald day: “Sir John A. Macdonald first dreamed, and then achieved, great things for Canada. During his 19 years as Prime Minister, he accomplished remarkable feats at an astounding […]

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