Archive | November, 2014

BC Métis Federation Board Governance Update

BC Métis Federation board members approved a new Board Manual during the recent meeting on November 22, 2014. The board is pleased to provide members and partner communities with a copy. Click here to download the new manual as a PDF.

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The Daniels Ruling

(Vancouver, BC) Canadians may recall that the Daniels Case was initiated by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and Harry Daniels back in 1999. On January 8, 2013, the Federal court declared both Métis and non status Indians as “Indians” under a section of the Constitution. Instead of  reconciling with Canada’s Métis peoples and negotiating a […]

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Board Meeting November 22nd, 2014

Leadership Meeting Results

BC Métis Federation board members met this past weekend in West Vancouver and there was a number of key issues and governance items to address. The agenda addressed a number of topics including updating financial information, approval of an auditor, consultation project review, cultural project updates, plus many other items. Below is the press release […]

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BC Métis Federation Leadership Meeting

BC Métis Federation has attached the meeting agenda for members to review. Watch for a number of follow up items and next steps for partner communities and members.

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BC Métis Federation Consultation Meetings

UPDATE: Due to weather conditions in Prince George, the BCMF Consultation Meeting for today, November 26th from 5-8 is cancelled. This meeting will be rescheduled in the new year. BC Métis Federation has organized another series of community meetings November 25th – 27th in Prince George, Fort St. John and Terrace.  These meetings have been […]

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BC Métis Federation Working on “Success by Six” Program

BC Métis Federation Director Jeanie Cardinal attended a meeting to support the North Thompson area of BC yesterday.  The meeting was to address strategic planning for Aboriginal engagement “Success By 6” table to ensure the recognition of culture, language, self determination and self-government to Aboriginal people in BC to enhance the lives of young Aboriginal […]

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Will Supreme Court of Canada hear landmark case?

By Steve Rennie The Canadian Press http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/plenty-riding-on-whether-scc-will-hear-appeal-for-off-reserve-aboriginals-1.2109224 OTTAWA – Canada’s Métis and non-status Indians will learn Thursday whether the Supreme Court will hear a high-stakes landmark case that could extend the federal government’s responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples. All three key players have a great deal riding on the decision of […]

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Good Faith by Joe Desjarlais

A recent media article by Steve Rennie gave all Canadians a glimpse into the attitude of the federal government as it concerns Métis people in their letter to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In August, Aboriginal Affairs officials wrote to the commission. Rennie quotes federal government assertions in the letter that the (human rights) complaint by […]

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TransCanada Project Consultation Meetings Complete First Step

BC Métis Federation continues to assert the Métis interests, rights, and concerns of our Métis members and partners communities we represent. BC Métis Federation and partner communities continue to be actively engaged to ensure proper consultation and the leadership is following a consultation policy which ensures coordinating engagement to support our members and communities most […]

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Louis Riel Commemoration Events a Major Success

BC Métis Federation wants to thank the hundreds of Métis communities’ members and friends of the Métis that attended one of the several BC Métis Federation support events across British Columbia this past weekend. A number of videos and pictures have now been posted on the BC Métis Federation Facebook page and there was a […]

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