Archive | September, 2019

Métis Land and Life Project Community Liaison Dinner Meeting

Métis Land and Life Project lead Joe Desjarlais is announcing a Community Liaison Dinner Meeting for potential and existing community liaisons. The dinner meeting will be held the evening before the BC Métis Federation Annual General Meeting. The location will be at the Four Points Sheraton Kelowna Airport at 5 PM on October 4th. Meet […]

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Federal Election – Métis Call to Action

The Federal Election polls for October 21st are starting to show a shift in who Canada may elect in the upcoming Federal Election. The Conservatives are now polling ahead of the current ruling Liberals for the first week in over 4 years. The NDP, Greens, Bloq and PCC parties remain distant. However, the NDP and […]

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Federal Government Meeting – Finance – Member Update

On August 25, 2019, officials from the Department of Finance (Finance) and representatives of the B.C. Métis Federation (BCMF) participated in exploratory discussions with respect to Indigenous economic participation in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the Project). As stated in a letter sent to BCMF by the Minister of Finance on July 9, 2019, the […]

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Michif Language Revitalization Project

BC Métis Federation continues to implement the Michif Revitalization Project and today is sharing the project brochure which describes the project in greater detail. A reminder that the project is inviting Elders to apply to be part of the project committee. Click here to review the Michif Language Revitalization Project brochure.

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Métis Land and Life Project – BC Métis Federation Terrestrial Study – Project Brief

What is the purpose of this land-use study you call the “Métis Land and Life Project”? The Métis Land and Life Project will gather knowledge about contemporary and historical Métis land use in, around, and along the TransMountain Pipeline Extension (TMX) corridor in B.C. The TMX is owned by the Canadian government and they are […]

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BC Métis Federation Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee

Today the BC Métis Federation is excited to announce the call for Elder applications (minimally Métis and 55 years of age resident in BC) to volunteer on the inaugural BC Métis Federation Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee. BC Métis Federation Vice President Rene Therrien stated, “Our Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee […]

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BC Métis Federation Board Welcomes New Board Representatives

BC Métis Federation is notifying members that effective immediately the board has appointed 2 new board members in accordance with the bylaws to serve on the board until the next board elections. Penticton resident Jacquie Swaisland and Kelowna community leader Greg Mazur have been approved by the board to join the leadership team. BC Métis […]

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BC Métis Federation 8th Annual General Meeting Announced

BC Métis Federation is notifying members, partners and friends that the 8th BC Métis Federation Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, October 5th in Kelowna, BC at the Four Points Sheraton, Kelowna Airport Hotel. BC Métis Federation’s Keith Henry stated, “We are very excited to host this meeting at another location in British Columbia […]

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