Archive | March, 2013

Happy Easter From the BC Metis Federation

The BC Metis Federation board, staff, partner communities and members extend all families a wonderful Easter weekend. The office will be closed Thursday, March 28th at 5:00 PM and reopen on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. Have a great weekend all.

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Keeping It Riel – April/May 2013 Aboriginal Marketplace Magazine

BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry continued his work with writing articles under the title “Keeping It Riel.” This latest edition in the Aboriginal Marketplace Magazine President Henry shares views and his opinion on the latest Metis court victory in with the recent ruling at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation. […]

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BC Metis Federation Communication Strategy Continues to Prove Successful – 100% Growth

BC Metis Federation has made considerable effort to communicate to grassroots Metis people through community meetings, radio shows, etc. One of the key features of the BC Metis Federation communications plan has been the website, use of social media, and other online platforms. The BC Metis Federation has achieved remarkable success and is sharing the […]

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BC Métis Federation Cultural Ambassador Leads Youth Conference Penticton

Last week BC Métis Federation cultural ambassador Beverley Lambert attending the Aboriginal Youth conference entitled “Gathering Our Voices” which brought together an estimated 2000 youth. Beverley lead the workshops entitled: “Metis Aerobic: Hip Hop Jigging”, sessions: 2, 3, S, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12. The session was described as; “Health and Culture go hand […]

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North Saanich Michif Society (NSMS) Information Forum

(Sidney, BC) On Saturday, March 23rd the NSMS held an information forum at the United Church located at Malaview and Fifth Avenue in Sidney, BC from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The information session focused on the recent Federal Court ruling in the Daniel’s decision and the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) decision and how these cases may […]

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BC Métis Federation Mourns Passing of Friend Gerry Legare

BC Metis Federation is sharing a sad announcement today. Friend and Metis leader from Cranbrook Mr. Gerry Legare passed away yesterday March 21st 2013 after years of battling cancer. Gerry was an outstanding friend and Metis leader and will be thoroughly missed by many. Today we all honour and express our most sincere appreciation to […]

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MNBC Propaganda – Powley Compliant

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation is releasing a public statement in light of the posters circulating by the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) throughout BC. The MNBC poster continues to mislead the Métis public and likely many other agencies into a false perception about the alleged place of the MNBC as the “only recognized […]

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Metis Youth Trying to Make a Difference – Special Guest Metis Coffee Talk

This Thursday Metis Coffee Talk will feature an interview with a local Metis person by the name of Baillie Redfern who is trying to raise funds to participate as the first Metis woman in the Miss Indian World Pageant. Baillie Redfern is a young Métis woman from Ontario currently finishing her Master of Sciences degree […]

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For the Record…On Metis Identity and Citizenship within the Metis Nation

BC Metis Federation is sharing a paper written by former Metis Nation of Ontario President Tony Belcourt that was released in February 2013. This paper describes in great deal the origins of Metis representative governments across Canada and how they evolved. Tony wrote the paper in response to articles written by Metis National Council President […]

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North Saanich Michif Society Forum Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

March 23rd at 1 p m at the St. Paul’s United Church 2410 Malaview Ave Sidney, BC George and Terry Goulet will be on hand to answer questions about the Jan 9th Supreme Court Judgment (Daniels Case) in favour of the applicants that for the sake of law, Métis will be considered ” Indians” legally, the […]

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