Archive | May, 2015

Trans Mountain Expansion Project May Newsletter

The BC Métis Federation is sharing the recent Trans Mountain Today May Newsletter. In this issue the articles focus on the Environmental Protection Planning for the Trans Mountain Project, community input into the construction of the pipeline and a message from Suncor’s CEO calling for tougher action on climate change. Read the newsletter by clicking here.

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Development Corporation Executive Director Announced

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce the inaugural BC Métis Federation Development Corporation Executive Director position selection of Shauna Benson. The announcement is the result of two months of searching including an extensive interview process. Shauna was selected given her vast experience in business planning and economic development having worked […]

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Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project – Project Update #24

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. has provided the BCMF with a Project Activity Update #24 for May and June 2015 with information on the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project. Previous Project Activity Updates can be found on their Project website: http://www.princerupertgas.com/about/documents-links/  

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$25,000 Invested by BC Métis Federation for Culture

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation continues establishing strong Métis governance for the members. This past weekend the board met on Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd to review organization operations and priorities. The meeting was held in Vancouver at the BC Métis Federation office. A number of exciting decisions were made including […]

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First Nations and Métis Team Up to Host Multicultural Forum

(Surrey, BC) – The BC Métis Federation partnered with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) with support from the Kwantlen First Nation to co-sponsor an event hosted by the Vancouver Multicultural Society entitled the “3 R’s of Universal Co-Existence; Respect, Recognition and Reaching Out.” The event was held in Surrey at the Fiji […]

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JJ at Vancouver School District

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share that one of our leaders Mr. JJ Lavallee spent important time providing Métis culture with over 300 students from the Vancouver School District earlier this week. Métis education and culture is very important to students in all of British Columbia’s K-12 school system and we know much more needs to […]

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Congratulations to CVMN

BC Métis Federation Congratulates the Cowichan Valley Métis Nation (CVMN) located in Duncan, BC. The Métis community based organization has completed additional Michif Language resources for the public and as are pleased to share and support. BC Métis Federation also acknowledges the excellent work of our member Earlene Bitterman who contributed to this project. http://www.michiflanguage.ca/images/top.jpg The Cowichan Valley […]

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Work Towards Self Sufficiency at Aboriginal Business Match

(Penticton, BC) – The BC Métis Federation attended the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) West which concluded yesterday in Penticton. ABM West is one of the most powerful economic development conferences in British Columbia and BC Métis Federation President Mr. Keith Henry is co-chair of the ABM West Steering Committee with Penticton Indian Band Chief Johnathon […]

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Keeping Local Metis Communities Connected

BC Métis Federation would like to share some latest news coverage from “The Source”, a newspaper that is a forum on diversity. This article comes from the May 12-26, 2015 issue and covered the BCMF Vancouver Metis Community Meeting held on April 25th, 2015. Here is a excerpt from the article. Solving the confusion around community […]

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Exoneration of Louis Riel

BC Métis Federation Honorary Member Mr. David Doyle continues his quest to raise the question and exoneration of Métis historic leader Louis Riel. Mr. Doyle was recent in Cuba where he presented on the life and injustice of Louis Riel and the efforts needed to seek justice for one of our most significant historic Métis leaders. Today […]

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