Archive | November, 2017
BCMF Nov 2017 Newsletter Cover

Winter Newsletter for Members and Partners

BC Métis Federation is pleased to release our winter 2017 newsletter. This newsletter shares various important updates and information for members. Be sure to stay informed and watch for important future updates.

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Productive Meeting with Government of BC

BC Métis Federation thanks the Provincial Government of BC, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Honourable Scott Fraser for the productive meeting yesterday, November 21st, in Victoria. Minister Fraser stated; “I will continue to meet with you to ensure all Métis in BC are represented. Your members have interests that I need to know about, […]

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Métis Debate Over Exoneration of Louis Riel Absurd

Certain Métis political leaders in Canada seem to suggest an exoneration of Louis Riel would somehow let Canada “off the hook.” BC Métis Federation finds this outrageous and not what the large majority of grass roots Métis people feel in this country. Friends of Louis Riel this week are supported by the BC Métis Federation. […]

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Vni Dansi NPA

Louis Riel Commemoration – Remembering Louis Riel 132 Years Ago

BC Métis Federation leadership are continuing their work to raise public awareness about Métis people and the life of Louis Riel. The V’ni Dansi 12th annual Louis Riel Day Celebration will take place on Saturday November 18th at 8pm at the Cultch Historic Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Join V’ni Dansi for an evening of Métis […]

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Consultation Office Update Communication – Spectra Energy Northeast BC

Attention members Spectra Energy Transmission has applied for permits to construct two pipelines and enhance current projects in the Chetwynd/Dawson Creek Region. If you are going to be impacted by this proposed project, please complete the following very brief survey, which will be available until this Friday, so that we may move ahead with further […]

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Kinder Morgan Canada – Response to Fish Spawning Habitat Concerns

The following correspondence was sent by Kinder Morgan Canada in response to concerns raised by BC Métis Federation members following a video that was released on a facebook page. This was a very concerning issue and BC Métis Federation took steps to seek answers. The following response has been provided by Kinder Morgan Canada. Hi […]

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BCMF Honours Métis Veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day

The BC Métis Federation honours and thanks Métis and Indigenous veterans on this important day – National Aboriginal Veterans Day. “Thank you to all veterans and a special thank you to partner and National President Richard Blackwolf for his work with the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association. BC Métis Federation and Canadian Aboriginal […]

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Consultation Office Update – ​Discussion​ ​Paper​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Review of​ ​Environmental​ ​and​ ​Regulatory​ ​Processes

BC​ ​Métis​ ​Federation​ ​has submitted a comment letter ​on​ ​the​ ​Discussion​ ​Paper​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Review of​ ​Environmental​ ​and​ ​Regulatory​ ​Processes to the Honourable Minister Catherine McKenna. Through our consultation office, we have engaged, and continue to engage, with our members regarding the NEB Modernization and other EA process and legislative reviews that are ongoing as […]

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Letter to BCMF

Minister of Children and Family Development Letter to BC Metis Federation

BC Métis Federation continues to address the injustice of the Métis case of SS. BC Métis Federation is sharing the latest response received from Honourable Katrine Conroy, Minister of Child and Family Development in British Columbia. While the Province of BC letter is ambiguous about the case, there is new messaging about the new relationship […]

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British eBay Hobbyist Called Grave Robber for Selling ‘Métis’ Items

Recently a news item was published by CBC, and sources across Canada of a “Canadian Metis Chief’s Medicine Bag, feather & stick, found on grave Batoche 1885” being offered for sale on eBay, which was met with serious backlash from the Metis community. 1 At the end of the 1960 and in the beginning of […]

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