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BCMF Sends Condolences to Member Earlene Bitterman with the Passing of her Father

(Hudson Hope, BC) The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) volunteer staff and long time supporter Earlene Bitterman is mourning the loss of her father this past week. Mr. Earl Debolt from Hudson Hope lost his battle with cancer at the age of 81. BCMF President Keith Henry stated; “Our board and members send out our […]

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British Columbia Métis Federation Budget Consultation Submission

BCMF submitted to the Provincial Government Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2012 Budget Process. A Standing Committee report is expected to be released, based on the consultation process, by November 15th and BCMF will be interested to review how the BCMF submission was considered. BCMF recognizes that the Province has […]

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BC Aboriginal Provincial RIFLE SHOOTING Camp

Held in partnership with BC Target Sports Association (BCTSA), this Development Camp is an opportunity for Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) youth ages 10-19 to learn and experience the sport of RIFLE SHOOTING in a safe and controlled environment working with BCTSA’s top instructors. No equipment necessary. No experience necessary. A sport relying upon accuracy […]

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BCMF Congratulates Respected Métis Family Maxine and Phil Lavallee Who Celebrated Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

(Langley, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry and a number of the board members attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Maxine and Phil Lavallee this past weekend on Saturday, October 8th in Langley. Maxine and Phil Lavallee are well known in the Métis community and are the parents of Waceya Métis Society […]

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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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