Archive | May, 2013

Provincial Government Rejects Proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

The BC Metis Federation leaders applaud the Premier Clark and Environment Minister Terry Lake for the announcement today that the Provincial Government rejects the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. BC Metis Federation President Keith Henry has sent a correspondence to the Premier today acknowledging our appreciation for the environmental concerns. The letter also points […]

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Metis Identity Symposium Final Report

The BC Metis Federation is pleased to release the final report from the Metis Identity Symposium held Saturday, May 11th in Prince George at the Coast in of the North Hotel. The BC Metis Federation will continue our review the the suggestions given several strong recommendations related to Metis definition and how BC Metis Federation […]

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Sharing the Spirit-Poster

Summer of Culture Continues June 21st ~Sharing the Spirit

BC Metis Federation and their partner community North Saanich Michif Society have now finalized support for the Sharing the Spirit National Aboriginal Day event being held in Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island. BC Metis Federation has confirm resources to support Metis cultural participation and the Metis Silver Tip Swingers will perform as part of the […]

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Fox Trap

The Métis National Council and Fox Trap Bait by Joe Desjarlais

In early treaty history between First Nations and the Crown, some Cree and Assiniboine chiefs refused gifts by the negotiators, referring to them as bribes to facilitate future political actions. One chief compared this posturing to ‘fox-trap bait’. They were correct because political actions led to broken promises. Metis National Council leader Clem Chartier purports […]

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Fusion Festival Team

BC Métis Federation Continues Summer of Culture at 16th Annual European Festival

(Burnaby, BC) – The BC Métis Federation continued their commitment to supporting Métis cultural revitalization and education with their second Summer of Culture event this weekend at the 16th annual European Festival held at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby , BC. The European Festival brings together several representatives showcasing European culture through their regalia, songs, dance, […]

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Supreme Court of Canada Decision Impacts Individual Aboriginal Rights

BC Metis Federation is sharing an article written by Metis Lawyer from Vancouver Dr. Bruce McIvor. Dr. McIvor has written an article in response to a case known as the Behn v. Moulton Contracting decision. This case reinforces why it is important for Metis to fully understand who represents their interests as a “community”.

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Metis Music Festival Update Williams Lake August 9th – 11th

BC Metis Federation and Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association continue their work to co-host the Metis Music Festival August 9th – 11th and McLeese Lake which is only 20 minutes from Williams Lake. A revised poster is now available as more music groups have been secured. The event provides camping options with an option to stay […]

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Metis Heritage Day Prince George, BC June 16th 2013

BC Metis Federation and their community partner from Prince George, Northern Interior Metis Cultural Society, are co-hosting the Metis Heritage Day on June 16th. This is the third Summer of Culture event supported by BC Metis Federation. All Metis people in Prince George are welcome to attend and celebrate.

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Metis Matters Radio Show Today

Metis Matters Radio Show Today @ 5 pm

On air every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 PM – Pacific Time. Broadcast on 100.5 FM on your radio dial. A good mix of Métis News, Views, History, Culture & Fiddle Music galore for Metis listeners! A Talk Show too! You can call the Metis Matters Radio Show with your questions or comments. New Guests always welcome! […]

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Federal Government Challenged with Senate Scandal

BC Metis Federation continues to monitor the scandal regarding the Senate. This past weekend saw major developments and it is clear Prime Minister Harper will face an uphill battle going forward. This Prime Minister was the leader who ran over 7 years ago with promises to abolish the Senate. Like most leaders when he came […]

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