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Historic Move as Fort St. John Métis Community Leadership Officially Recognize BCMF

(Fort St. John, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry has continued dialogue with the Fort St. John Métis Society (FJMS) board members over the past number of months to further discuss the state of the Métis Nation in BC and present a vision for a better tomorrow. The result of the ongoing […]

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MNBC Financials for Métis Skills and Employment Center

MNBC has now posted the Métis Education and Employment Training Trust (ME&ETT) Financial Statements earlier this week on the MNBC website in relation to financial operations between April 1st, 2010 and March 31st, 2011. The ME&ETT financial statements were signed off September 19th, 2011. The ME&ETT financial statements directly relate to the overall financial operations […]

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Vote Now for Métis Fiddler Eric Ashdown in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

The second round of voting in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards ends Oct 06, 2011 at 11:59PM. Métis Fiddler Eric Ashdown is in the running. Take some time out of your busy day and show some support for our Metis Community artists from Fort Nelson, BC.

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MNBC Invalid Special Resolution

The following letter was sent today to the Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation for the Province of British Columbia… Dear Minister Polak, I am writing to provide your office continued information regarding items related to the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the effects on Métis people throughout British Columbia. The […]

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BCMF Responds to the MNBC Annual General Meeting

(Vancouver, BC) The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) held their recent Annual General Meeting in Abbotsford, BC this past weekend. The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) board accepted and promoted a policy to not attend the MNBC AGM and many of the BCMF members chose not to attend. BCMF has had a number of reports […]

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Kelly Lake Métis Seek Clarification From the Province

Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society (KLMSS) President Lyle Letendre sent the following letter to the Provincial Minister in light of the Provincial letter of September 8th where it was suggested that MNBC represents all Métis people and communities. KLMSS has had a relationship with the Province for decades and continues to communicate their frustration as […]

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Emotional Termination of MNBC Citizenship Card by Beverly Lambert

Well known Métis cultural leader Beverly Lambert recently sent a letter to MNBC President Bruce Dumont terminating her MNBC Citizenship Card. This was a major step for Beverly and her letter outlines her reasons for this major decision. BCMF supports Beverly in her decision and hopes Métis people read her statements carefully to understand her […]

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As of September 21st, 2011 – Incredibly, MNBC Continues to Default on Property Taxes

BCMF has sent the following letter to the Provincial Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and all Provincial MLAs in light of statements in the Provincial Government letter of September 8th. The Provincial Minister appeared to suggest government officials were closely monitoring the MNBC deficit progress. We strongly disagree given the evidence and the BCMF […]

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Largest Métis Community in BC Decides to Work with BCMF

(Surrey, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry met with the NOVA Métis Heritage Association (NOVA) board members last weekend as follow up to a recent discussion held during the NOVA Annual General Meeting in late August. The result of the meeting this past weekend was that the NOVA board voted by majority […]

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Disappointing Provincial Government Response to BCMF

BCMF is providing a copy of a letter sent to BCMF President Keith Henry dated September 8th, 2011 from Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) Minister Honourable Mary Polak. The Ministers response is not surprising to many at the BCMF but is truely a disappointment in light of the mounting evidence of MNBC financial […]

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