Archive | June, 2017
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Federation Celebrates National Aboriginal Day in Clearwater

(Clearwater, BC) BC Métis Federation continued building community by supporting the National Aboriginal Day with Métis and Aboriginal culture this past weekend in Clearwater. Representatives from the BC Métis Federation attended the National Aboriginal Day celebration in Clearwater this past Saturday. The National Aboriginal Day celebrations held in Clearwater were located at the Dutch Community […]

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BC Métis Federation Summer 2017 Newsletter

BC Métis Federation is pleased to release our summer newsletter for members and partners. There any many news and information items such as upcoming Métis cultural events and celebrations.

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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

BC Métis Federation sent a letter yesterday to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the decision to stop the Northern Gateway Project last November and the current tanker ban being legislated with no consultation with our Métis members who are significantly impacted. BC Métis Federation’s members and over 60 Métis owned businesses working with the Métis Economic […]

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There is No “Essential” Metis Identity

By: Joe Desjarlais For over 30 years our generation grew up only with access to the portraits dominated by one “essential” way of being Metis, but this mischaracterization is breaking down. A fixed notion of ‘being Métis’ has developed in Canada to service a particular political institutional purpose. Funding and research models, the political structures […]

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The Drum is Calling Festival – July 22-30, 2017

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with our three Host Nations, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, is hosting Canada 150+. This year-long focus on Indigenous arts and culture includes large-scale Signature Events this summer including the Drum is Calling Festival. Highlighting the festival will be stellar performances from iconic artists such as singer-songwriter […]

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Trans Mountain Expansion Update

BC Métis Federation is sharing the notes and presentation following the meetings with Indigenous communities regarding Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) and Indigenous Monitoring of the project. Important discussions regarding the environmental monitoring for the TMX project are being established. Forty representatives from Alberta First Nations, BC and Alberta Métis, the federal government and […]

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Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Engagement – Advisory Meeting

BC Métis Federation is pleased to update members that representatives are meeting in Edmonton today as part of the ongoing progress of the Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion project. We are pleased to share the agenda, draft terms document and a proposed outline for the establishment of a Aboriginal monitoring process. This project faces […]

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National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Join us for a family festival at Dutch Lake Community Center in Clearwater, BC to celebrate National Aboriginal Day on Saturday June 24th. Festivities will begin at 12:00 noon with a welcome & entry, followed by a day of live entertainment and family activities. In the evening, enjoy a family concert & dance featuring JJ Lavallee, […]

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Métis Days this Sunday June 4th, 2017

The Peyak Li Moond Métis Society invites you to join them for Métis Days this Sunday June 4th in Prince George. Enjoy a day of music, crafts and sharing of Métis culture. The day will begin with an Annual General Meeting from 11:00am to 12:00pm, followed by a light lunch and community celebration from 12:00pm […]

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