Archive | July, 2013
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Metis CoffeeTalk Special Guest Rafe Mair

Metis Coffee Talk is very pleased to announce that one of our most popular guests is returning to the show as Rafe Mair will be live on air to provide his views on some of the latest developments and issues that affect Metis people. Rafe was a guest a few months back and garnered a […]

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Province Granting Investigative Permits for Northern Gateway Project

BC Metis Federation was shocked to learn about the contradictory position of the province related to the Enbridge proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. Despite public claims by the province that Enbridge did not meet their five conditions their staff are granting investigative permits. The public hearings just concluded and the Joint Review Panel has yet […]

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BC Metis Federation Continues To Receive Recognition

BC Metis Federation and BC Hydro, a crown agency of the Province, have engaged in the W.A.C. Bennett Visitor Center upgrade which hosts about 10,000 visitors each summer to the facility in Hudson Hope. BC Metis Federation has a number of members in Hudson Hope and area and two members have been requested to attend […]

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BC Metis Federation Releases Preliminary Assessment

BC Metis Federation is releasing their preliminary assessment of the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Their are significant interests and concerns about the proposed Kinder Morgan Canada project and BC Metis Federation has provided an initial policy document outlining the preliminary concerns including recommendations for the future. BC Metis Federation strongly encourages Metis people to […]

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Another MNBC Director Resigns

(Vancouver BC) BC Metis Federation has been informed that the lower mainland regional director Michelle Lavergne has resigned effective August 1st 2013. Ms. Lavergne held one of 11 board positions on the Metis nation British Columbia board of directors. Many have witnessed the dysfunction of MNBC governance for years including the last 2012 general election. […]

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Metis Music Festival August 9 – 11

Since May 23rd the BC Metis Federation and Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association have been advertising the upcoming Metis Music Festival being held near Williams Lake, BC. You have two weeks left to make your plans to attend and today the partners are pleased to provide the final event schedule for the event being held at […]

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Louis Riel Expert Mr. David Doyle Congratulates BC Metis Federation

Mr. David Doyle is well known to many of the BC Metis Federation members. He is one of the foremost experts who have studied the life and history of Louis Riel and has written a number of books about the history. Mr. Doyle has dedicated his life to correcting the historical wrongs of unjust hanging […]

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BC Hydro and Northern Lights College Opportunity

BC Metis Federation is strongly encouraging Metis individuals from north east BC to review the funding opportunity being provided by BC Hydro through a partnership program with the Northern Light College. The program is entitled; “BC Hydro Trades and Skilled Training Aboriginal Award”. The funding is being administered by Northern Lights College and this is […]

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BC Métis Federation Continues Commitment to True Transparency – Financial Statement Update

(Vancouver, BC) – BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the board approved financial statements dated July 1st, 2012 – June 30th, 2013. The BC Métis Federation financial statements demonstrate a responsible, transparent and accountable representative organization that is solvent and in strong financial standing, unlike the other provincial Métis representative organization in BC. BC […]

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Evening of Culture

Evening of Culture Highlights Strength of Métis Community in Vancouver

(Vancouver, BC) – Last night the BC Métis Federation and co-host Vancouver Métis Citizens Society, one of the partner communities of the BC Métis Federation, shared an intimate evening of Métis culture and family unity at the “Evening of Culture” event held at the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park located in Vancouver, BC. There was […]

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