Archive | September, 2016

Representative Requests BC Attorney General to Enable Cultural Consideration in Métis Adoption Case

Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is calling on British Columbia’s Attorney General to intervene in the adoption case of a three-year-old Métis child known as “S.S.” to ensure that the girl’s cultural rights are properly considered in her placement.

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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Praise for former MNBC President Out of Touch

Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) Minister Honourable Carolyn Bennett recent praise of Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Bruce Dumont is a testament to how out of touch Governments are with our Métis people in BC. It appears Federal politicians ignore Dumont’s legacy of severe MNBC financial mismanagement, his personal attempt to remove communities over […]

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Free Employment Program for Aboriginal Women

The Breaking Ground Employment Program invites Aboriginal women to join their free program at the Helping Spirit Lodge Society. This is a diverse and culture based program, that’s provided in a safe environment, to help women gain the various tools and resources needed to move towards employment. The program includes a free lunch, bus tickets, […]

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MCFD Stealing Métis Child SS

The BC Métis Federation continues to protest the impending relocation of Métis foster child SS from BC to a non-Métis family in Ontario. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) continues to try to wrongfully remove Métis foster child SS from the Métis foster parents who have cared for this little girl for the […]

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Building Aboriginal Relationships in BC Presentation

BCMF is pleased to inform members that we have been invited to take part in the Canadian Institute’s Building Aboriginal Relationships in BC Conference. The conference is being held in Vancouver on September 20 & 21, 2016, with interactive working sessions in the afternoon of September 21.

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Smoke Signals – All Nations Cultural Social Group Welcome Back Gathering

The All Nations Aboriginal Social Group would like to welcome students, staff and community members to join them on Friday, September 23rd from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Northwest Community College Longhouse for their Welcome Back Gathering. An evening of fun and Métis old time music, jigging, fiddles ‘n viddles.

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SS Case – BC Court of Appeal Decision

BC Métis Federation is extremely disappointed with the BC Court of Appeal decision released yesterday to dismiss the appeals led by the Métis foster family. The Court found that there was no legal basis which would allow it to make an order that SS be adopted by the foster parents. The Court also found that […]

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SFU Métis Student Study of Métis Culture

BCMF invites members to consider participating in a study being conducted by Monique Auger at Simon Fraser University.  This study will assess Métis culture and mental health in BC. To take part in the study email Monique at moniqua@sfu.ca or call her at 778-836-8960.

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5th Annual General Meeting September 23rd – 24th, 2016 Terrace, BC

The Métis community and delegates attending the Annual General Meeting are invited to a dinner event on September 23rd at the University of Northern BC on 4837 Keith Ave in Terrace. There will be music, food and fun for all. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

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Daniels Case Perspective from Members

The BC Métis Federation wishes to thank our members and supporters who took the time to answer our Daniels v Canada Action Plan survey. These responses greatly assist the BC Métis Federation in responding to the Supreme Court’s April 14th, 2016 decision. The survey was composed of nine open-ended questions. Survey respondents provided detailed and […]

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