Aboriginal Author Interview Proves Powerful for the Coffee Talk Audience and BCMF Welcomes Two New members to the Team

(Vancouver, BC) Tsimshian Nation member, lawyer, motivational speaker and author from the community of Lax Kw’alaams Mr. Calvin Helin was moderator Keith Henry’s Coffee Talk guest this week and he didn’t disappoint with his views on the challenges caused by Aboriginal dependency on government funding. Mr. Helin is the author of the bestselling titles The […]

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BCMF Letter for Proposals to Provincial and Federal Government

BCMF has continued its efforts to inform the provincial and federal governments regarding the major challenges Métis people in British Columbia face regarding sustainable program delivery and accountable Métis governance representation as a result of the mismanagement of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Over the past two years, the BCMF has continued its efforts […]

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Keith Henry Welcomes Famous Author and Speaker Calvin Helin to Coffee Talk

(Vancouver, BC) The guest list for appearances on the online smash hit Métis television show ‘Coffee Talk’ is peppered with celebrities, politicians, Métis historians, budding musicians and cultural experts but this Thursday’s Coffee Talk will be something very special featuring an extraordinary and one of the most accomplished First Nation’s in our modern day. Calvin […]

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BCMF Takes Next Important Step and Prepares to Open Head Office and Welcome New Board Members

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) Board of Directors held a recent board meeting last evening and officially approved the opening of the new BCMF headquarters in Vancouver at its Friday night meeting. The new address is suite #300=3665 Kingsway and it will be fully operational by next week with reception, voice mail, telephones […]

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BCMF Letter to Ministers Polak and Duncan Regarding the MNBC Métis Skills and Employment Center

Dear Minister Polak and Minister Duncan, Over the course of the past two years the British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF), formally known as the Coalition of Concerned Métis Citizens, has attempted to address internal governance and financial issues related to the governance and financial management of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). This included considerable […]

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Coffee Talk Host Keith Henry Features the Best of Métis History, Music and Stories

(Vancouver, BC) As online audiences grow and interest rises in the show, Coffee Talk moderator and British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) founding President Keith Henry is moving the direction of the programming towards Métis historical reflections, music and culture and deepening those connections for Métis people. Mr. Henry, who has sparked interest from the broadcast […]

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BCMF Requests MNBC 2010-2011 Financial Statements

Dear Mr. Dumont, I am writing to you in your role as the President of the non-profit corporation known as the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). MNBC continues to be contracted to provide a variety of socio-economic programs and services for Métis people in British Columbia from the federal and provincial governments. We are of […]

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Catch Up with the Métis Matters Radio Show

The BC Métis Federation has been active on the Métis Matters radio show over the past four weeks. You can listen to the archived shows below and don’t forget to tune in this Wednesday at 5PM to CFRO 102.7FM in Vancouver or online at http://www.coopradio.org/content/metis-matters. June 22 Archive Listen. June 29 Archive Listen. July 06 […]

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Shocking Treatment of Staff Member by MNBC Revealed on Coffee Talk

(Vancouver, BC) Coffee Talk on Thursday evening of July 14th, 2011 ran the gamut of emotions from Métis pride and achievement over the recent First Nation Protocol Welcome at the Métis Trading Post and Artisan Exhibit to the gut wrenching story of single mom Sherry Daniels, a long time employee of MNBC, who was thrown […]

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North Saanich Michif Society Leads Vancouver Island Métis Movement to BCMF

(Vancouver, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry and VP Daryl Piper traveled to Vancouver Island in June, just north of Victoria to North Saanich, to present the BCMF story of ‘How We Got Here’ to a group of interested Métis people who have been following the ongoing development of for former Coalition […]

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