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BC Métis Federation Questions Off Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan Announcement

Dear Federal and Provincial Representatives;

The BC Métis Federation writes to your attention to request clarification regarding the announcement yesterday under the title; “First Communities Announced for Off Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan.” This announcement comes as a surprise provided a number of key points we write to bring to your attention that will be described herein.

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BC Métis Federation Responds to Provincial Government Letter of August 16th

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Peter Cunningham Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Re: Letters dated August 1st and 16th, 2012 VIA EMAIL Dear ADM Cunningham, I want to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated August 1st and 16th respectively. We appreciate your efforts to clarify the position of the Provincial Government […]

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MNBC Illegal Electoral Steps – When Will Governments Act?

The following letter was sent by the BC Métis Federation today to Prime Minister Harper and Premier Clark… Monday, July 16th, 2012 Right Honourable Stephen Harper          Honourable Christy Clark Prime Minister                                           […]

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BC Métis Federation Calls Province to Action on Regional Musqueam First Nation

Dear Premier Clark and Minister Thompson, The BC Métis Federation writes on behalf of our board of directors, members and Métis community organizations from across British Columbia to urge the Provincial Government to immediately address the situation confronting the Musqueam First Nation in an area referred to as the Marpole Midden. Over the course of […]

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BC Metis Federation Officially Registers Enbridge Opposition with Joint Review Panel

The following letter was sent earlier today by the BC Métis Federation to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, National Energy Board and the provincial Environmental Assessment Office… The BC Métis Federation is a provincial Métis representative organization established in June of 2011 and has recognition agreements with Métis communities from Fort St. John, Surrey, Vancouver, North Saanich, and […]

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MNBC Administration of the Aboriginal Skills Employment Training Strategy

I write to seek clarification about the administration of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) funding administered by the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), estimated at 6.5 million annually. It is my understanding that you are the program manager on behalf of the Federal Government department Service Canada responsible for monitoring of this specific contract with the MNBC. If I am incorrect I kindly request you to forward to the correct staff member.

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Government Responsibility Regarding Métis Representation, Programs and Services

Dear Premier Clark and Prime Minister Harper,

The BC Métis Federation continues our efforts to demand transparency and accountability as it relates to public funding for Métis people in British Columbia administered and delivered by the non-profit organization Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), incorporated as the Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia. We have made numerous requests for years to MNBC for full public disclosure with absolutely no success. These concerns continue to mount and we urge each of you as leaders to read this correspondence carefully, review the facts, and understand the BC Métis Federation can and are committed to supporting solutions in the best interest of all. Therefore we request a meeting as soon as possible to discuss these matters.

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BC Métis Federation Takes Steps to Secure Language Programming Resource

The BC Métis Federation has submitted a comprehensive proposal to the Federal Government for 2012-2013 through the Aboriginal Language Initiaitve (ALI) funding program. The letter below was sent to Heritage Canada accompanied by a complete information package…

The BC Métis Federation Society (BCMF) is very pleased to submit the enclosed submission for the Aboriginal Language Initiative program requesting $43,260.00 from Heritage Canada for a program in fiscal year 2012-2013. The following documents are included in this submission as per the posted requirements:

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Métis Nation British Columbia – New Development

Dear Premier Clark and Prime Minister Harper,

The BC Métis Federation is writing today as new developments regarding our issues about financial mismanagement by the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) change on a daily basis. The financial crisis is escalating and I bring to your attention the latest developments.

I have attached a press release issued by MNBC late last night (10:09 PM) entitled; BC Board of Directors make difficult but responsible decisions to move the Nation forward.” The MNBC press release was issued late last night we believe in response to continued pressure asserted us at the BC Métis Federation. The BC Métis Federation was contacted by internal MNBC sources yesterday and we were shocked to hear that despite the past MNBC messages about how the Métis school in Abbotsford was profitable a decision was made to sell the property.

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Métis Nation Ongoing Issues – Attawapiskat Comparison

The BC Métis Federation writes today to the Provincial and Federal leaders in light of the events unfolding in Attawapiskat and the issues Métis people are facing in British Columbia that continue to remain unresolved.

Over the course of the last several months the BC Métis Federation has written several correspondences to your respective Ministers responsible for Aboriginal Affairs. The BC Métis Federation letters were our attempt to explain and provide important background information to address what we believe is gross financial mismanagement by an organization known as the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Federal and Provincial governments invest several millions on an annual basis to MNBC through a variety of programs. Since June 2011 the BC Métis Federation has written 13 letters sent to your Ministers about our serious concerns. The BC Métis Federation letters included fact based evidence and we believe provided each of your governments an opportunity to further review and critically analyze to draw your own conclusions. Today the responses from governments will not address the serious issues.

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