Archive | June, 2014
MNBC Hallux Audit

MNBC Hallux Audit Details Reveal Serious Financial Questions

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation continues to call on governments to address long standing issues facing our Mètis community in British Columbia and across Canada. Recently BC Métis Federation shared public information regarding “compliance audits” completed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) in 2012 that included other Federal Government departments. In […]

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B.C. group says Valcourt dragging feet over Metis National Council audits

Latest Press Release Canadian Press – Steve Rennie OTTAWA — Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is being accused of dragging his feet over allegations of poor financial management at the Metis National Council. The Canadian Press reported Wednesday on a draft of an audit that said the council is paying a numbered company owned by […]

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MNC Office Lease

Métis National Council Latest Media Coverage Office Rent

Letter sent earlier today… Dear Minister Valcourt, The BC Métis Federation will continue to write in response to the ongoing situation of the Hallux Audit completed by your department in 2012 with the Métis National Council (MNC) and Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Yesterday the latest media attention to the MNC audit questioned a significant […]

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Metis Matters Radio

Metis Matters Radio Show with Keith Henry ~ Archived

BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry was in the studio this afternoon with host Ken Fisher to discuss the latest in Métis news and the latest visit to Ottawa. If you missed the show be sure to tune in to hear the radio show archives. We encourage callers to phone in every week 1 (604) […]

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Advanced Education

Métis Bypassed in Advanced Education as Premier Politicizes 2014 Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal day 2014 festivities was yet another unfortunate example of discrimination by the Province against BC Métis people, over 7300 aboriginal people and member communities who call BC their home. Premier Christy Clark took the occasion on aboriginal day to pretend that all is well for thousands of Métis people, in spite of national pressure […]

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Métis Culture Showcased in Victoria

(Victoria, BC) – The BC Métis Federation has stated that one of the organizations main priorities was to support Métis culture and to increase pride for Métis people in British Columbia and across Canada. For the past three years BC Métis Federation has kept this value and achieved success by partnering with communities, First Nations, […]

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Summer of Culture Continues with Metis Days

Summer of Culture continues with Metis Days in Stanley Park Klahowya Village on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, with featured artists J.J. Lavallee, Metis Silvertip Swingers, and Metis Jiggers Rowan and Quinn.

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Federal Government Approves Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is releasing a statement to our 7300 Métis constituents and partners communities in response to the Government of Canada’s decision to approve the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project yesterday subject to meeting the 209 conditions. The Government of Canada has approved the Enbridge project that will enable approximately […]

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BC Métis Federation Responds to Media Coverage

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to receive media attention regarding the ongoing issues surfacing in the public media this week. Yesterday the Canadian Press released a story entitled Rival Métis Groups from BC Take Feud to Human Rights Commission. The media coverage outlines the recent decision by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) […]

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BC Human Rights Claim Update

(Vancouver, BC) On June 11th, 2014, the BC Métis Federation received a most disturbing correspondence from the BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT). It has been decided by the BCHRT that the application made in on January 29th, 2013 questioning the practices ultimately discriminating against thousands of Metis people in British Columbia has no real prospect […]

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