Archive | February, 2016

BCMF Legal Update on Case of SS

The next step in the proceedings will be for the Court to hear the foster parents’ motions to keep SS in their care on an interim basis until the appeals are heard and for an order that the appeal of the Court’s decision to dismiss the first petition and its recent decision to strike the […]

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BC Supreme Court’s Decision Re: Métis Foster Child SS

Métis Communities BC Métis Federation Members   RE: Métis Foster Child SS Members and Partners, The BC Métis Federation is disappointed by the recent decision by the BC Supreme Court regarding Métis foster Child SS. We are sharing and revisiting the decision in its entirety. BCMF is working closely with the Métis family to appeal […]

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Métis Foster Child SS

A decision is expected to be made by the courts this week regarding the foster child SS. A speech from President Henry from the recent Métis cultural event further clarifies the position of the BC Métis Federation on the issue. [jwplayer mediaid=”13391″]

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INAC and BC Métis Federation Progress

Mr. Keith Henry President British Columbia Métis Federation 300-3665 Kingsway VANCOUVER BC V5R 5W2   Dear Keith: I am writing in regards to conversations that occurred during our meeting of December 2, 2015. I committed during that meeting to follow up with you on a number of questions and issues. Since that time, we have had […]

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School District 36 Calling for Métis Resources

A call to action has been sent to assist Métis community representatives, Sharon Eyford and Anthony Krilow, members of the Aboriginal Education Council for School District 36 in Surrey, to collect a list of Métis specific resources from people in the Lower Mainland. Sharon and Anthony represent the local Métis community through Nova Métis Heritage […]

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Major Projects Office Recognition of BC Métis Federation

Keith Henry, President  BC Métis Federation  300 – 3665 Kingsway,  Vancouver, BC, V5R 5W2  February 18, 2016 Dear Mr. Henry: I am writing to outline the next steps for consultation on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the Project). On January 27, 2016, the Ministers of Natural Resources and Environment and Climate Change announced principles […]

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Métis Foster Child – Position of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)

Métis Communities  BC Métis Federation Members    Re: Métis Foster Child – Position of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)  Members and Partners, The current Métis foster child fight for “SS” has hit a new low point today. The other Métis provincial representative organization Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) issued a press release late last […]

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Métis Foster Family Featured on Global News this Past Weekend

(Burnaby, BC) BC Métis Federation held their Métis Cultural Gathering this past weekend to honour a Métis child known as “SS” and her foster family in Burnaby despite the efforts of the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s (MCFD) decision to keep one of our own Métis children from attending the Metis cultural event. The […]

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Call to Action – Petition to Support SS

Show your support and sign the petition to help SS and her foster family. Click here to sign the petition.

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Racist Actions by MCFD

Premier Christy Clark  Province of British Columbia    Honourable Stephanie Cadieux  Minister of Children and Family Development (MCFD)  Province of British Columbia   Re: Métis Child Adoption Placement Actions by MCFD  Dear Premier and Minister, The BC Métis Federation has learned this week that staff within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) involved […]

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