Archive | February, 2014
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Controlling our Future

BC Metis Federation was proud to represent our member communities at the Aboriginal Business Match 2014 conference in Penticton, British Columbia at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. There was a rich diversity of Aboriginal cultures represented at the event. The BC Métis Federation remains committed to economic development with a purpose. Our goal is […]

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Aboriginal Business Match 2014

(Penticton, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to lead by example undertaking a number of initiatives and steps to support Métis communities and members. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry was invited to serve as co-chair for the Aboriginal Business Match being held this upcoming week February 24th – 27th at the Penticton Trade and […]

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Video Showcase: “The “Tapestry” by Michael Morin

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is proud of local Métis youth Michael Morin who released a video entitled The Tapestry, a short student documentary. Michael is attending Capilano University and is from Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan. The video features BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry and offers a unique perspective from Mr. Morin. The video […]

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De Jong’s Dystopia By Joe Desjarlais

Exactly seven years ago on February 15, 2007, Honourable Mike de Jong, the “then” new Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation in British Columbia released his 2007 Service Plan and Accountability statement, setting direction for the next decade for aboriginal people in this province. Since his mandate however, Métis/Provincial relations under the Liberal government has […]

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Louis Riel ~ A Metis Icon

In light of the up and coming holiday “Louis Riel” Day in Manitoba on February 17th 2014, we republish a story written by George and Terry Goulet in 2012… Louis Riel is the most remarkable person in Métis history. As their iconic leader, he represents all those valiant Métis who fought for basic human rights […]

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Metis Community Cultural Gathering March 15th 2014

A Metis Community cultural gathering potluck dinner will be held on March 15th 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt BC. Come out and join the fun, featuring Beverly Lambert. Co – hosted by the Vancouver Metis Citizens Society and BC Metis Federation

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Metis Matters Radio Show Today

Metis Matters Radio Show Today at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on 100.5 fm BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry will be in studio today for an interview with Metis Matters Radio Show host and moderator Ken Fisher. Be sure to tune in and hear important updates. Also remember you can call in at 1-604-684-7561 […]

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BC Métis Federation Preparing for Métis Cultural Events in 2014

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is excited to announce today a new series of Métis community cultural events for 2014. The BC Métis Federation and a number of partner communities will be co-hosting Métis Cultural Events throughout British Columbia building on the success of the Summer of Culture series held throughout British Columbia in […]

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BC Métis Federation and Justice Institute of British Columbia Consider Next Steps

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation met with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) this past Friday, February 7th, 2014 at BC Métis Federation offices in Vancouver. JIBC President and CEO Michel Tarko, who is also a Métis person, shared an update about information related to JIBC while meeting with BC Métis Federation President […]

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BC Métis Federation Reaches New Record Using Social Media Communications

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to lead by example in terms of full public transparency and timely communications. Since incorporating in June of 2011 BC Métis Federation leadership have maintained relentless efforts to provide Métis communities, families, and partners timely information regarding news, cultural events, and opinion articles that affect our communities in […]

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