Archive | April, 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

BC Métis Federation is pleased to release our Spring 2016 newsletter for members, partners, and the general public. There are several important topics addressed and this newsletter shares some of the key events and information for spring 2016. Be sure to download and read your copy today.  

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MEDC to Present to National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Métis Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has been asked by the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board to present on how the work of the British Columbia Métis Federation Economic Development Corporation is advancing Métis economic development outcomes for Métis individuals and entrepreneurs throughout the province of British Columbia. This work connects well with the National Aboriginal […]

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Daniels Case Forum, May 1st

The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a public forum about the recent Daniels Case. Métis lawyer Bruce McIvor will be speaking about his views regarding the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision, which affects Métis and Non Status Indians in Canada. This forum will take place on May […]

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Nova Métis 10k Walk – April 24, 2016

Nova Métis will be holding their first annual 10k walk and finish-line picnic on Sunday, April 24th, from 12:00 – 4:00PM. The event will take place at Green Timbers Park, located at 14600 block in Surrey.  

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Letter From Scott Fraser, MLA

Scott Fraser, MLA of the Alberti-Pacific Rim Constituency and NDP spokesperson for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, has written BCMF to congratulate us on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in the Daniels case.

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What Does the Daniels Decision Mean? By Bruce McIvor

The Daniels decision is likely one of the most misunderstood decisions ever released by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case asked The Supreme Court to make three declarations: • that the Métis and non-status Indians are ‘Indians’ under s. 91(24) of the Constitution; • that the Federal Government owes a fiduciary duty to the […]

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Understanding Daniels – Legal Analysis by Christopher Devlin, MFC Legal Counsel

The BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the legal opinion of the Métis Federation of Canada (MFC). The MFC was one of the approved intervenors in the Daniels Case and their lawyer argued directly at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case. Their lawyer, Christopher Devlin, brings forward insightful opinions. This letter provides […]

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Understanding The Daniels Case – Earlene Bitterman

Métis Communities BC Métis Federation Members Re: Daniels Case Overview  Members and Partners, What does the Daniels v. Canada decision mean to our Métis Community?  The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled today on a long standing court case redefining the Constitutional place of Métis and “non-status Indians” in Canada. “Indians” under s. 91(24) of the […]

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Daniels: A New Threshold? – Joe Desjarlais

BC Métis Federation Secretary Joe Desjarlais reflects on the recent Supreme Court Daniels ruling. Canadians woke up on April 14 to the news that The Supreme Court of Canada granted a declaration that Métis and non-status Indians are “Indians” under s. 91(24) of the Constitution. Many will indeed celebrate this form of recognition on this […]

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Métis Win in Supreme Court

BC Métis Federation is extremely pleased with the Supreme Court decision today. The decision will affect all Métis, not just those within certain Métis organizations. The ruling appears to speak more broadly, as it supports non-status and all Métis, not just the alleged “Powley Criteria” Métis put forward by the Métis National Council. A great day […]

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