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Métis Rights Discussed with Special Representative

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation met with the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Special Representative Tom Isaac today in Vancouver to discussed two items: Exploratory talks to build a process on Section 35 Métis rights; and Explore ways to advance dialogue on reconciliation with Métis in Manitoba in response to the 2013 Manitoba […]

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Community Meetings in Prince George and Fort St. John

(Fort St. John, BC) BC Métis Federation leadership is meeting with a number of community organizations and their leadership this summer. These meetings are to update on a number of key initiatives including; economic development, cultural events, industry consultation, Métis rights, Louis Riel Symposium in November, and organization development. These past few days meetings were […]

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Métis Culture Showcase in Surrey

(Surrey, BC) BC Metis Federation continues to support Métis culture as a priority throughout BC. This past weekend the BC Métis Federation and partner community Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) partnered up once again to host the Métis pavilion as part of the Fusion Festival. The Michif Historical and Cultural Preservation Society was key in setting […]

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Métis Economic Development Corporation Open for Business

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce today that their new nonpolitical business entity has been formed. The Métis Economic Development Corporation is now legally incorporated and ready to start the next steps. “We have our first Board meeting as well as a request for proposal to set up the new website and […]

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Community Meeting in Surrey Grows Partnership

(Surrey, BC) – The BC Métis Federation leadership met with the Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) in Surrey, BC yesterday to update one another on priorities and work to advancing the needs of members and partner communities. Nova represents approximately 2200 Métis members in Surrey and area and has been active for years. This was […]

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Annual General Meeting and Industry Forum in Kamloops

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Mètis Federation is pleased to announce today that the third (3rd) Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with an Industry Forum in Kamloops, BC this September 25th and 26th. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated, “Our board is excited to make this announcement. This third Annual General Meeting […]

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Community Meetings in July

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation leadership is scheduling meetings with a number of partner communities in British Columbia in July. The community meetings are now scheduled as follows: Sunday, July 5th – Surrey Sunday, July 19th – Prince George Monday, July 20th – Fort St. John/Dawson Creek BC Métis Federation leaders are meeting […]

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Mètis Culture Featured in Richmond for the First Time

(Richmond, BC) – The BC Métis Federation continues to provide Métis culture and education opportunities to British Columbia and this past weekend was featured as part of a Canada Day celebration. The event was hosted by the Vancouver Multicultural Society and was held Sunday, June 28th as part of the International Summer Market in Richmond, […]

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Economic Development Board Announced

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation is continuing to establish our Economic Development Corporation and today is pleased to provide an update for governance. The founding board members have been selected and we are pleased to provide their bios and profiles for members and partners. The BC Métis Federation has now completed hiring the […]

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Trans Mountain Project Update

(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation is updating members and partner communities that the Kinder Morgan Canada proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project is preparing to enter Phase III Government Decision. BC Métis Federation continues to assert Section 35 Métis rights for our members and communities in affected project areas, such as the proposed Trans […]

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