Archive | October, 2013

Aboriginal business people from across Canada are expected to attend YES

The three-day challenge-based event will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC from December 9 to 12, and will be attended by 200 budding Aboriginal business people from across Canada. It will also feature a motivational line-up of panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds. YES is hosted by The […]

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Human Rights Mediation Update

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation leadership continued to address the human rights claim of discrimination against the Province of British Columbia this week. An initial process of mediation was agreed by the parties and the first step in the process took place this week with the BC Human Rights Tribunal and an appointed mediator this […]

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30691 Simpson school

MNBC Sale of School Confirms Millions Lost

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation was not surprised to review the statement yesterday confirming millions lost as a result of the sale of the school in Abbotsford yesterday. According to an MNBC press release the organization sold the property located at 30691 Simpson Road in Abbotsford, BC for $2.25 million. The press release does not […]

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Aboriginal conference

Back to Work – BC Métis Federating Educators

(Langley, BC) BC Métis Federation leadership continues to push the importance of Métis culture, including education. The BC Métis Federation Rebuilding Strategic Plan released in September 2012 including the priority to support Métis education in the kindergarten to grade 12 schools across the province. A provincial workshop was held for Aboriginal educators from all School […]

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Letter to the Metis Community

BC Métis Federation Letter re MNBC Press Release

The following is an open letter to all Métis people… Re: MNBC Press Release Stunning Admissions – Removed Over $1 Million to Pay their Debts Open letter to Mètis people, I am writing this evening in response to the MNBC press release entitled “Once Again MNBC Comes Under Attack”. I would best describe this MNBC […]

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Harry Daniels v Canada

Daniels v. Canada landmark case to be heard October 29th 2013 in Ottawa

An important landmark case Harry Daniels et al v. Canada is set to be heard on October 29th 2013 in Ottawa. The case was initiated in 1999 by well-known Métis leader – Harry Daniels – when he was President of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (“CAP”). Harry is credited with being instrumental in ensuring the […]

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BC Métis Federation and the Province Prepare for Mediation

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation has continued to proceed with their human rights claim against the Provincial and Federal Governments filed in January 2013. The human rights claims were based on discrimination of access and representation to programs and policy consultation and decisions regarding specific federal and provincial issues. Today both the BC Human Rights […]

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Aboriginal Business Match February 2014

BC Metis Federation continues work as one of the partners of the Aboriginal Business Match scheduled for February 24th – 27th, 2014 in Penticton. BC Metis Federation continues to encourage Metis businesses and entrepreneurs to register today.

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BC Métis Federation & Kelly Lake Metis Settlement Society meets with GMS Visitors centre redesign team

(Hudson’s Hope BC) The second meeting to discuss the redesign the WAC Bennett Dam visitors centre was held on October 22nd and October 23th 2013 at the Peace Canyon Dam. The GMS Visitors Centre Upgrade- Aboriginal advisory committee was well attended by the BC Metis Federation and the Kelly Lake Metis Settlement Society to provide […]

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Nova Meeting

BC Métis Federation Meets with leadership in Surrey

(Surrey, BC) Representatives of the BC Métis Federation leadership attended the Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) board meeting in Surrey on Sunday, October 20th, 2013. Nova signed a Statement of Cooperation with the BC Métis Federation in 2011 and BC Métis Federation has continued to support attending as requested. The purpose of the meeting was […]

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