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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North Saanich Michif Society (NSMS) Celebrates Success at Luxton Fall Fair

The event has come and gone, it was very successful in promoting the knowledge of the Métis culture and meeting many Métis who live in the Greater Victoria area. NSMS started at 7. a.m. Saturday, September 17th morning with NSMS representatives setting up three tables with bead-worked moccasins, vests, capotes , photos , displays, finger […]

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Vancouver Métis Cultural Society Signs Statement of Cooperation with BCMF

(Gibsons, BC) British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) President Keith Henry met with the Vancouver Métis Cultural Society (VCMS) board members earlier today in Gibsons. VMCS notified the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) last week that the majority of their members in attendance at a special general meeting held September 3rd, 2011 decided to terminate their […]

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North Island Métis Nation is Third Métis Community Not to Attend Upcoming MNBC AGM

(Campbell River, BC) The North Island Métis Nation (NIMN) is one of the thirty six (36) identified Métis Chartered Communities signed with Métis Nation British Columbia in British Columbia. NIMN has worked for their Métis members for several years and is located in Campbell River, the northern area of Vancouver Island. NIMN has a strong […]

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BCMF President and Vice-President On the Métis Matters Radio Show Tonight

BCMF President Keith Henry and Vice President Daryl Piper will be on the Métis Matters Radio Show tonight between 5pm and 6pm to answer public questions. The BCMF encourages Métis people throughout BC to call in: 604-684-7561. Tune in tonight (Wednesday, September 14) at 5PM to CFRO 102.7FM in Vancouver or online at http://www.coopradio.org/content/metis-matters. The BC Métis Federation […]

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BCMF Responds to MNBC Debt Recovery Press Release and Quarter 1 Report

(Vancouver, BC) The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) sent a press release with the tag line “MNBC Leadership Takes ACTION” and report entitled “MNBC Deficit Recovery Plan FIRST QUARTER REPORT April 1st – June 30th, 2011” yesterday. At first glance the MNBC press release and report appear productive. However after careful review it appears MNBC […]

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Letter to Government Regarding BCMF Financial Review September 2011

The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) continues our efforts to provide awareness of the dire financial situation plaguing the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). The BCMF feels strongly that the Métis people of BC have a right to know how the MNBC has mismanaged government funds that directly affect the delivery of programs and services […]

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BCMF Promotes Métis Culture at International Outfits Festival

This past Saturday, September 10, 2011 the BCMF Vice President Daryl Piper and Director Joe Desjarlais attended the International Outfits Festival held in Vancouver at the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House located at 2425 Oxford Street which the BCMF were one of the many contributing sponsors. This multi cultural event was attended by various groups such from […]

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