Archive | October, 2016

BCMF Member’s Feedback Survey for Renewal of Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is reaching out to Indigenous organizations to gather input on the renewal of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). BCMF does not deliver this program, but is seeking input from our members to ensure their views are submitted as we value the feedback of members in determining […]

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Letter Sent to Transport Canada Regarding Lack of Engagement, Oct. 20 / 2016

October 20, 2016 The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport Department of Transport Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister: Re: Review of the Navigation Protection Act We write on behalf of our client, the British Columbia Metis Federation (BCMF), in respect of the federal government’s review of the Navigation Protection Act. It […]

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BC Métis Federation’s Letter to the United Nations

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 Lakshmi Puri Assistant Secretary-General Deputy Executive Director UN Women Dear Ms. Puri: Thank you for your recent participation in Vancouver at the roundtable discussion with Indigenous leaders. As the Secretary of the BC Métis Federation, I was proud to represent our members and partner communities at this event. At the Federation […]

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BC Métis Federation Advocates for Métis Self Determination at United Nations Women Indigenous Leadership Round Table

Vancouver, BC – On October 13 BC Métis Federation Executive Committee board member Joe Desjarlais attended a roundtable discussion with Indigenous leadership and representatives from the United Nations. The round table included keynotes from First Nations Summit Grand Chief Edward John as well as Lakshmi Puri, the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy […]

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Panel: Walking the Path of Engagement and Knowing Where It Leads

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Panelists Shane Gottfriedson, BC Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations Keith Henry, President, BC Métis Federation (Kelly S. Davison, BCMF Consultation Director) Dallas Smith, President, Nanwakolas Council Conference Chair Rose Klukas, Economic Development Officer, City of Campbell River Questions: • What are the steps to […]

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Bring Home Baby “S” Facebook Page

Please support the efforts to bring Child SS home by visiting the Facebook page Bring Home Baby “S” and sharing it with your friends. Click here to visit the Bring Home Baby “S” Facebook page.

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#BringSShome (Article By Joe Desjarlais)

   by Joe Desjarlais  We all watched the news story this past week in the evening news: ‘Taken by force’: Foster parents lose fight to keep Métis toddler. The crisis on the ground in community is palpable and ongoing. Hurt and fear, disappointment and utter confusion remain. The hash tag, “#bring SS home” says it […]

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Book Presentation at UBC – October 5th

The BC Métis Federation is proud to support member Dr. Lisa Monchalin and the release of her book “The Colonial Problem, An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada.” The book release takes place this Wednesday, October 5th, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the UBC longhouse and we encourage members to attend this […]

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