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Letter to Provincial Attorney General David Eby

BC Metis Federation is advising members and partners that we sent a letter to the Provincial Attorney General David Eby today.  The Provincial Government continues to devolve services for low-income Indigenous people to the BC First Nations Justice Society.  This process, despite an overwhelming representation of local Metis clients, is not inclusive of Metis engagement and appears to only serve First Nations.
 
Therefore a letter was sent today in an effort to request new engagement and inclusion for Metis on behalf of our low income BC Metis Federation members needing justice support such as children and family services.
 
Click here to read the BC Metis Federation letter.

4 Responses to Letter to Provincial Attorney General David Eby

  1. Lyne Hawryzki September 18, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    Marsi!

  2. BethGh September 18, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

    THANK you Keith!

    There was a Superme court ruling in 2016 or in 2017 where the top court of Canada ruled Metis were equal to First Nations. For any such benefits such as medical & dental which the federal gov’t offers to FN, that the Mètis as Indigenous should also receive. Of course another example just like the reserve of Shoal Lake, Trudeau promised he would ensure they would have fresh water in 2016. That promise was broken also. Multiple Broken promises after another.

    Again, Thank you for all you do, Keith!

  3. BCMetis September 20, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

    Not sure what this complaint is about. Isnt April Mclean-collart a Metis mentioned in the government press release?

    • Keith Henry September 20, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

      This is not a complaint. It is about proper engagement for our members.

      There has been no conversations and we need to be included and properly engaged. The name of the First Nations Justice Council also will not be seen as open for Metis. This sounds First Nations specific.

      Thank you

      Keith Henry
      President

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