BC Métis Federation Using Technology to Increase Membership Voting

BC Métis Federation Partners with OneFeather for Electronic Voting For Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting – September 24, 2016 Terrace, BC 

June 13, 2016, Vancouver, BC – The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce that the election of their Board of Directors, on September 24, 2016 in Terrace BC, will be selected entirely through electronic voting, in an effort to increase participation by members in the selection of the leaders who represent their interests.

The BC Metis Federation was formed in 2011 with values such as participatory democracy to advocate for the rights and recognition of Metis rights. At a time when Metis are finally being acknowledged as indigenous peoples of Canada by the highest Court in the land through the Daniels case; the leadership understands the need to be inclusive and is proud to bring forward an innovative solution to connect with the provincial membership.

“This electronic election process will allow eligible members from throughout BC to participate and elect the leadership they feel best represents their needs. It is time for Metis elections in Canada to do more to increase participation and we have chosen OneFeather to assist us in reaching as many members as possible with their effective and cost effective approach.” 

Keith Henry, President 

OneFeather is a First Nation technology company, proud to be leading development of sophisticated modern mobile and electronic Voting solutions, elector management/engagement and communication services. OneFeather provides comprehensive, end-to-end voting management solutions that can be tailored to elections, referendums and ratifications designed specifically for First Nation communities and agencies, but with transferable application to any government, agency or business requiring modern sophisticated decision making from its electorate, shareholders or members. OneFeather is completely secure with advanced encryption technologies, fully auditable and accountable with robust reporting features, and is easy to use across all electronic platforms.

“We are very excited to working with BC Métis Federation, and look forward to assisting them with their efforts and commitment to good governance through member engagement and greater voter participation throughout BC. OneFeather provides the critical and essential modern voting solution which ensures maximum member participation in the selection of their Board of Directors regardless of geography or any other daily limitation that would interrupt their AGM participation directly…in our mind this is Reconciliation and modern Nation Building.” 

Lawrence Lewis, Founder 

Contact:

Keith Henry, President
BC Métis Federation
#300-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
Office: 1-604-638-7220
Cell: 1-778-388-5013
Email: k.henry@bcmetis.com

Lawrence Lewis, Founder
OneFeather Mobile Technologies Ltd.
1529 Amelia Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2K1
www.onefeather.ca
Cell: (250) 889-1582
Email: lawrence@onefeather.ca

You can now follow BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry on twitter @keithhenryMetis

Click here to download the press release in PDF format.

One Response to BC Métis Federation Using Technology to Increase Membership Voting

  1. Anthony Krilow June 14, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Greetings:

    Immense appreciation to the BCMF for providing this tool to the Metis in BC. Using this tool will give a voice to many who currently have none. A very meaningful step forward.

    And many thanks for BCMF’s continued focus as an advocate for the rights and recognition of Metis rights.

    Anthony Krilow
    Vice-President
    Nova Metis heritage Association

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