Invitation to Attend Indigenous Languages Legislation Engagement Session

BC Métis Federation has received an invitation to attend an Indigenous languages legislation engagement session, to provide input into a policy document to draft language legislation for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Below is an excerpt from a letter addressed to the BC Métis Federation from the Federal Government, inviting representatives to attend engagement sessions taking place […]

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BC Métis Federation Response to Métis Nation BC and MCFD Agreement This Week

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is pleased to read of the Provincial Government’s commitment to work with Métis communities to keep children out of government care. This week the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) has signed an agreement with the Métis Nation of BC to help achieve permanency for Metis children within […]

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Canada’s Smartest Person Junior – Casting Call

After three successful seasons on CBC Television “Canada’s Smartest Person” – the groundbreaking competition series that redefines what it means to be smart – is looking for energetic and outgoing Canadians aged 8-12 to contend for the title of Canada’s Smartest Person Junior! Canada’s Smartest Person Junior not only educates and inspires by showcasing the […]

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Trans Mountain Pipeline System and Expansion Project to be Sold for C$4.5 Billion

Deal Ensures Critical Project Benefiting All Canadians Will Proceed CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 29, 2018 –The Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX: KML) board today announced that the Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the expansion project (TMEP) for C$4.5 billion, and to work with the board to seek a […]

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BC Métis Federation Congratulates Doctor Baillie Redfern

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation leaders congratulate Baillie Redfern for her graduation as one of Canada’s only Métis doctors. Baillie graduated during an Indigenous ceremony at the University of British Columbia located in Vancouver yesterday. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry states; “This is a major personal accomplishment for Baillie who has worked tirelessly […]

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BC Métis Federation Concerns Regarding Métis Child and Family Services

BC Métis Federation sent a letter to Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) due to a lack of response about information related to Métis children and family services in BC. There continues to be a number of members and their families affected by MCFD services and BC Métis Federation is advocating to make sure […]

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BC Métis Federation Knowledge Partnership Project

One of the most initial studies to assess Métis identity and governance in BC was completed at the end of March. The BC Métis Federation, in partnership with the Province of BC, completed an initial assessment into this process and today is releasing the Executive Summary for members and partners to review. BC Métis Federation […]

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BC Métis Federation Action on Child Welfare

This weekend the BC Métis Federation sent a letter to the Ministry of Children and Family Development regarding the recent progress and approval of the BC Métis Federation Child Welfare Declaration. This is an important step to create our laws on child welfare that affect BC Métis Federation members: Re: Notice of Policy and Directives […]

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Children, Family and Community Service Act Amendments

In March the BC Métis Federation shared an update for partners and members about proposed Provincial Government steps to amend the Children, Family, and Community Service Act (CFCSA). This legislation has a profound impact on BC Métis Federation members when dealing with child welfare in BC. BC Métis Federation was requested to share initial feedback. […]

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BC Métis Federation Declaration for BC Child Welfare

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is proud to announce a major step towards self-governance with the first ever BC Métis Federation Child Welfare Declaration. The declaration defines the process to address all BC Métis Federation member child welfare needs. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry states; “I am very proud of the BC Métis […]

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