BC Métis… Where is Your Voice?

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Métis people of Canada have always boasted about a distinct, rebellious and vibrant culture…each descendant of those European fur traders and Aboriginal women in the 18th and 19th century have contributed to the social fabric and design of our modern Canadian landscape. The struggle though for rights and recognition continues today and Métis across the country must continue to wage modern battles in court rooms and board rooms to ensure governments and all partners honour their responsibilities to our people…Louis Riel would be proud!

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On September 24th the BC Métis Federation (BCMF) will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect a new Board of Directors. The BCMF is a non-profit association that works with Métis communities and partners to ensure the well being of grassroots BCMF members. Therefore, it is vitally important that registered members of the BCMF register to participate in this very important act of self-governance.

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The current Board of Directors has secured OneFeather, an electronic voting platform, as an independent Chief Electoral Office and voting system to ensure every BCMF member has the opportunity to cast their secret Ballot for the Directors of their choice. The OneFeather online voting platform is available and can be accessed from your mobile phone, tablet or personal computer. Electronic voting polls will be open from 1:00PM September 8th and will close at 1:00PM September 24, 2016.

BCMF members are encouraged to register at OneFeather and vote for their Board of Directors when polls open in September.
Please share this message with other Métis in your social and personal networks.

BCMF members are encouraged to register at OneFeather and vote for their Board of Directors when polls open in September.

Please share this message with other Métis in your social and personal networks.

If you are a BC Métis Federation Member, click here to register to vote!

Click here to download the Notice of AGM.

Click here to download the BCMF 2016 Nomination Package .

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2 Responses to BC Métis… Where is Your Voice?

  1. Earlene August 1, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    This is great progress towards democracy. Unlike many other organizations that the members do not have a voice or choice in their leadership due to distance and location of the Annual General meeting. Those that are financially capable or have their way paid to Vancouver are the only ones that get the opportunity to vote. Online voting is a great way for all the members to participate in choosing their representatives.

  2. Ray August 19, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    August 19 2016

    Voting on line.

    I read that there are security problems by voting on line.
    So far has no one has proven there’s a safer better way for we Metis to vote.
    In our culture it may not be the best way of voting, however at this time it is the best system that we have.
    until then, I agree to the process of voting on line, as it has the possibility to come in contact with the most members.

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