Archive | March, 2017

MyVoyageur.ca Kicks Off

The BC Métis Federation is proud to announce the completion of MyVoyageur.ca. This web-based information system was developed with support from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Urban Aboriginal Partnerships program, and provides important information to Métis youth moving from rural centres to Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George, and others, regarding community […]

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BC Métis Federation Invitation to National Forum on Child Poverty

BC Métis Federation is pleased to update members about the growing recognition the organization is receiving from the Federal Government. The organization will have representation attend the national roundtable this week in Winnipeg addressing Métis child poverty. This is another positive step to ensuring our voice for our Métis members is heard and that we […]

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Leader Presenting March 30th at TWU 7-9 PM

BC Métis Federation is proud of elected leader and Secretary Mr. Joe Desjarlais about his upcoming presentation on March 30th, on campus at the Trinity Western University. Mr. Desjarlais has been asked to present a presentation entitled “My Journey to Métis Identity.” This is an amazing personal story and journey while raising the profile of […]

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DFO Response to BC Metis Federation March 2017

BC Métis Federation Consultation Office – Fisheries and Oceans

BC Métis Federation has continued to build representative mechanisms and processes to ensure members voices are heard.  This week the BC Métis Federation received a response from the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans regarding a submission made in February. These are important policy steps as the Federal Fisheries Act is being reviewed and many […]

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Call To Action – Need Your Input on Youth Project

BC Métis Federation is seeking members input from Métis youth aged 15-24 to test MyVoyageur.ca! Their feedback is absolutely critical to ensuring that this tool is relevant to them. The attached letter provides details, and is attached for distribution. BC Métis Federation also asks for all members input and appreciates your feedback. All you have […]

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BC Métis Federation Meeting with Provincial Government in Victoria

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share that leadership met in Victoria at the legislature this week with senior Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) staff and the Parliamentary Secretary for Métis Marc Dalton. Some of the BC Métis Federation key messages were: There has to be a new way forward. There are nations […]

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Nova Takes Action re Métis Nation BC

Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova), the local Métis community representing over 2000 Métis members in Surrey and area, continues to face unethical actions by Métis Nation BC. Nova has chosen to work with both Métis provincial representative organizations; the Métis Nation BC and the BC Métis Federation. Based on recent actions from Métis Nation BC […]

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BC Métis Federation and INAC Launch New Program for Youth – MyVoyageur.ca

Vancouver, BC – The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce today that it will be launching the new web based tool, MyVoyageur.ca on March 31, 2017. The organization had been awarded funding for their proposal through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy under the Urban Partnerships funding. The original working acronym for this project was the […]

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National Energy Board Presentation

The BC Métis Federation was invited to present to the National Energy Board on the importance of making revisions to their regulatory processes, to ensure the rights of our Métis members and communities are protected moving forward. The BC Métis Federation continues to be recognized through these legal processes. The following presentation clarifies BC Métis […]

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Nova Metis Heritage Association Responds

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the letter sent by Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova), a Métis community organization in Surrey, BC that represents approximately 2500 members and has been in operation for years. The Nova letter sent yesterday is a direct response to the Métis Nation BC letter, dated January 19th, making unfounded […]

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