Archive | August, 2014
Gary Martin

Garry Martin Memorial Service

BC Métis Federation leaders wish to invite you to Garry Martin’s memorial service which will be held on September 2 at 2pm at Hudson Hope Bible Fellowship. We hope you can join his family and friends for this celebration of his life.

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BCMF Expresses Condolences to Family of Garry Martin

BC Métis Federation leaders extend a very heartfelt condolence message to Métis friend and veteran Garry Martin from Hudson Hope, BC. Garry was a proud Métis person who passed away shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. We wish the family our most sincere support and condolences.

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Stolen Life – An Article by Joe Desjarlais

The Native Women’s Association of Canada calls a recent death of 15 year old Tina Fontaine a “blemish” on the nation. Others talk about an “epidemic of violence,” calling for a national inquiry. Perhaps Amnesty International called it best with their recent caption, “No more stolen sisters.” Amnesty states that Canadian police and public officials have long been […]

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Skeena River Métis Festival Celebrates Métis Culture in Terrace

(Terrace, BC) – BC Métis Federation and the Skeena River Métis Community Association, one of the partner communities of the BC Métis Federation, are celebrating the success co-hosting their 1 Music Festival that was held over the weekend at Thornhill Community Hall in Terrace, British Columbia. Skeena River Métis Community Association (SRMCA) is from Terrace located in […]

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If Not “Homeland,” Then What? by Joe Desjarlais

Traditions of a Métis “homeland” have, at their worst, limited the complexity and fluidity of Métis identities in Canada. I explore the idea that the challenge for Metis in Canada moving forward will be to grapple with the charge, If not “homeland,” then what?” We have seen that the political Métis as an exclusive, homogeneous and geographically […]

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CCMA and BCMF August 9th, 2014 McLeese Lake

Second Annual Métis Music Jamboree Hosts Hundreds

(McLeese Lake, BC) – BC Métis Federation and the Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association, one of the partner communities of the BC Métis Federation, are celebrating another success with the co-hosting of their Métis Music Jamboree that was held over the weekend once again at McLeese Lake, British Columbia. Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association (CCMA) is from […]

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BC Metis Federation Board Application 2014

Call for BC Métis Federation Leaders

The BC Métis Federation continues to prepare for the upcoming Annual General Meeting September 27th, 2014. In accordance with the BC Métis Federation bylaws the official BC Métis Federation Nomination Form is now released to the public. We encourage BC Metis Federation members to consider running and all applications must be submitted by September 5th, […]

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Skeena Valley 1st Annual Music Festival August 15th - 17th, 2014

Métis Music Festival August 15-17 Terrace

The BC Métis Federation continues to support the Skeena River Métis Community Association for the upcoming Métis Music Festival in Terrace. Performers will include Skeena North, Mustang Heart, Country Cailber, Blackwater Express, Cariboo Thunder, Wayne and Arnold Lucier, Borderline, Rene Therrien and many more. There is a concession stand for meals and snacks and free […]

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Environmental Disaster – Imperial Metal’s Mount Polley Copper/Gold Mine

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation is releasing a statement in light of the environmental disaster unfolding with the Imperial Metal Mines near Likely, BC which is located in central British Columbia. The mine is also located near Quesnel where, in addition to First Nations and non Aboriginal residents, there is a large Métis […]

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Canadian Government outraged over Aboriginal Misspending

Government of Canada Outraged Over Aboriginal Misspending – So Why Don’t the Métis Count?

The BC Métis Federation was disappointed to read the latest example of gross financial mismanagement within the Aboriginal community as the Coquitlum First Nation Chief Ron Giesbrecht was paid almost a million last year (April 1st members. In a news article released last week with the media title “Harper government outraged that B.C. chief of tiny Coquitlam first nation […]

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