Archive | March, 2015

BC Métis Federation Releases 2015-2016 Business Plan Released

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is preparing for their fifth year of operations after forming in June of 2011. The fiscal year is defined as April 1st – March 31st as per the bylaws. Since 2011 BC Métis Federation has continued to build in terms of advocacy, cultural programming, and sustainability. This past week the […]

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BC Ministry of Education Confirms Commitment

(Vancouver, BC) Earlier this week the BC Métis Federation received a letter from Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education for the Province of British Columbia. Minister Fassbender thanked BC Métis Federation Secretary and Education portfolio holder Joe Desjarlais for a letter dated January 7. Minister Fassbender agreed with Secretary Desjarlais, restating the need for a national […]

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Michif Language Project in Williams Lake Completed

(Williams, BC) The BC Métis Federation leadership and the partner community Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association (CCMA)) from Williams Lake completed the implementation of the first Michif language project Monday evening. BC Métis Federation thanks the leadership at CCMA for their work with BC Métis Federation to implement this project funded by Heritage Canada. As noted […]

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TransMountain Site Tour Report

Nova Métis Heritage Association representative and Vice President Mr. Harland Coles has completed a site tour report that is being shared to for the members to review. The report is well put together and Mr. Coles was one of 6 representatives that attended the recent Kinder Morgan Canada’s TransMountain facility tour in Burnaby. BC Métis […]

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BC Métis Federation Meetings with Partner Communities Announced

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation leadership continues to make significant progress as a provincial Métis representative organization in British Columbia since incorporation in June of 2011. The leadership is pleased to announce this week that we are setting up meetings with partner organization boards in the coming months to review current progress achieved this […]

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Michif Language Project in Surrey Completed

(Surrey, BC) The BC Métis Federation leadership and the partner community Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) from Surrey completed the implementation of the first Michif language project this past weekend in Surrey. BC Métis Federation thanks the leadership at Nova for their work with BC Métis Federation to implement this project funded by Heritage Canada. […]

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TransCanada Project Update

BC Métis Federation continues to work with partner communities and members consult on a number of TransCanada projects in British Columbia. There continues to be engagement with the BC Métis Federation members and partner communities with field studies being completed primarily in Northern BC. During the recent BC Métis Federation board meeting representatives from TransCanada […]

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A Shared Future in British Columbia

BC Métis Federation Secretary Joe Desjarlais discusses possibilities for a shared future with Métis and other British Columbians by looking back at our province’s history. What has been the Province’s position on BC Métis peoples with respect to land and resource issues? Academics like James C. Scott argue that state ‘identities’ are constructed to justify […]

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Human Rights Claim Update

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation leadership is pleased to report that the discrimination application to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) launched in January 2013 continues to successfully proceed. The BC Métis Federation launched a claim against Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and the Government of Canada to address specific issues related […]

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BC Métis Federation Meets with Federal Government

(Vancouver, BC) On Thursday March 5th BC Métis Federation Vice-President Therrien and Treasurer Mrs. Betty Fisher, along with several First Nations representatives, attended a half day regional roundtable discussion on the “Extractive Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)” hosted by Natural Resources Canada. The objective of the Federal Government presentation through Natural Resources Canada was to clarify […]

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