DFO Response to BC Metis Federation March 2017

BC Métis Federation Consultation Office – Fisheries and Oceans

BC Métis Federation has continued to build representative mechanisms and processes to ensure members voices are heard.  This week the BC Métis Federation received a response from the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans regarding a submission made in February. These are important policy steps as the Federal Fisheries Act is being reviewed and many […]

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Call To Action – Need Your Input on Youth Project

BC Métis Federation is seeking members input from Métis youth aged 15-24 to test MyVoyageur.ca! Their feedback is absolutely critical to ensuring that this tool is relevant to them. The attached letter provides details, and is attached for distribution. BC Métis Federation also asks for all members input and appreciates your feedback. All you have […]

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BC Métis Federation Meeting with Provincial Government in Victoria

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share that leadership met in Victoria at the legislature this week with senior Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) staff and the Parliamentary Secretary for Métis Marc Dalton. Some of the BC Métis Federation key messages were: There has to be a new way forward. There are nations […]

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Nova Takes Action re Métis Nation BC

Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova), the local Métis community representing over 2000 Métis members in Surrey and area, continues to face unethical actions by Métis Nation BC. Nova has chosen to work with both Métis provincial representative organizations; the Métis Nation BC and the BC Métis Federation. Based on recent actions from Métis Nation BC […]

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BC Métis Federation and INAC Launch New Program for Youth – MyVoyageur.ca

Vancouver, BC – The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce today that it will be launching the new web based tool, MyVoyageur.ca on March 31, 2017. The organization had been awarded funding for their proposal through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy under the Urban Partnerships funding. The original working acronym for this project was the […]

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National Energy Board Presentation

The BC Métis Federation was invited to present to the National Energy Board on the importance of making revisions to their regulatory processes, to ensure the rights of our Métis members and communities are protected moving forward. The BC Métis Federation continues to be recognized through these legal processes. The following presentation clarifies BC Métis […]

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Nova Metis Heritage Association Responds

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the letter sent by Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova), a Métis community organization in Surrey, BC that represents approximately 2500 members and has been in operation for years. The Nova letter sent yesterday is a direct response to the Métis Nation BC letter, dated January 19th, making unfounded […]

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BC Métis Federation Members Applicants to Indspire Programs

BC Métis Federation sent a letter to Indspire President and CEO Roberta Jamieson yesterday, February 21, 2017. The letter is to seek a solution to their denial of members for the important programs. This is a result of long standing issues facing Metis representation in BC and the organization is fighting for members to have […]

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Indspire Continues to Discriminate Against Métis – The Irony

(Vancouver, BC) BC Metis Federation has continued to build a strong Métis representative organization for Métis people wanting our leadership and organization to represent their interests. The members of the BC Métis Federation provide genealogical information, completed an objectively verifiable application membership process and are accepted by our Métis community prior to members. The Federal […]

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BCMF President Mr. Keith Henry Selected as Canada 150 Ambassador

BC Métis Federation President Mr. Keith Henry has been selected for the prestigious and honorary role as Ambassador during the Canada 150 celebrations. The Ambassadors program highlights the achievements of prominent Canadians in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Mr. Keith Henry, together with 18 other Ambassadors, will have the unique opportunity to help […]

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