BC Métis Federation Letter to New Provincial Government

BC Métis Federation leaders have sent the following letter on behalf of the membership to congratulate Premier Horgan and his NDP Government sworn in yesterday. There is a need to expand Métis policy in BC and Canada and the organization is requesting to meet and establish a new relationship that includes all Métis people in BC. […]

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BCMF July 23rd, 2017 Draft Agenda

BC Metis Federation Board Agenda

The BC Métis Federation board is meeting this Sunday, July 23rd in Vancouver from 1:00PM to 4:30PM. There are a number of important matters of governance and planning with various organizations for the Board to review.

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Metis National Council (MNC) President Clem Chartier On Wrong Side Once Again

Chartier: “Unless we start taking a stand, they’re not going to really listen to us,” said Clement Chartier, President of the Métis National Council (MNC). The MNC is on the wrong side of history once again. The MNC and their 5 affiliates from Ontario westward, including Métis Nation BC, have long attempted to entrench a […]

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Adoptive Parents of SS Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

BC Métis Federation customary adoption family of the Métis child known as SS have sent the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau. This letter is in response partially to the ongoing injustice to Indigenous laws and customs along with the settlement of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: Please help me to understand. […]

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Fusion Festival July 2017

Fusion Festival July 22nd and 23rd – Surrey, BC

BC Métis Federation is pleased to once again host and support the addition of Métis culture at the upcoming Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC. The Fusion Festival is taking place on July 22nd and 23rd from 11:00AM to 10:00PM at Holland Park in Surrey, BC. The Métis Pavilion is once again planning to be a […]

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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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