Archive | July, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Survey on Métis

The BC Métis Federation sent a letter today to to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration following our original July 18th correspondence about a survey for immigrants which BC Métis Federation found is factually and historically incorrect which leads to incorrect education to hundreds of thousand of new Canadians each year. The Federal Government sent […]

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Métis Community in Vancouver Celebrates Culture

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 evening of Métis culture and family unity at the community barbecue event held at the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park located in Vancouver, BC.  There were a number of BC Métis […]

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Federal Government Response

The BC Métis Federation is sharing the response from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration sent today in response to concerns about the online survey regarding Louis Riel. The BC Métis Federation is review the response which does not address the request we made to correct the survey. Instead it appears the Government of Canada […]

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BC Métis Federation 2014 AGM Announcement

The BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce its third Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at the Jaycee House Hall located at 1251 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. This is an important AGM as the board is up for election as per the 2 years terms in the bylaws.

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Metis Jamboree Poster August 2014

Métis Music Jamboree August 8th – 10th McLeese Lake

The BC Métis Federation and partner community continue to encourage Métis and friends of the Métis to spend the weekend celebrating Métis music in the 2nd Annual Music Jamboree. We expect strong attendance so be sure to make your plans to attend. This week the final line up of entertainers is released and features Métis […]

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Métis Community Barbecue July 30th, 2014

Be sure to make plans to attend the Métis Community Gathering with a barbecue being put on by the BC Métis Federation and Vancouver Métis Citizens Society. Everyone is welcome to come out and spend time with family and friends. Arrangements have now been made to feature Métis fiddling, jigging and sash weaving activities.  

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BCMF and Nova Fusion July 19th, 2014

Métis Community Showcases Pride in Surrey at Fusion Festival

The BC Métis Federation continues to promote the importance of celebrating Métis culture and identifying events to showcase Métis culture to all people. For the third year the BC Métis Federation worked with the Nova Métis Heritage Association and the Michif Historical and Cultural Preservation Society putting together the third Métis pavilion as part of the Fusion Festival in […]

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Immigration Survey Effect on Métis People in Canada

The BC Métis Federation has sent a letter this morning to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Honourable Chris Alexander following the recent discovery of on online survey. Th BC Métis Federation is requesting to have the survey revised or removed and is offering to provide education and support for the staff in the Federal Government about […]

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Immigrants Learning False History About Métis

This past week an online Government of Canada survey has come under criticism from the Métis community across the country. One of the questions ask “What threat did Louis Riel present to Canada”? This question has sparked outrage in the Métis community and this week BC Métis Federation Secretary Joe Desjarlais has released an article […]

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Métis Culture Showcased on Shaw TV – Go Vancouver

The BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the recent story about Klahowya Village in Stanley Park. Métis Days was featured as part of the story and we hope you watch the two segments featured on this show which just aired on the show Go Vancouver. The BC Métis Federation continues to promote Métis culture […]

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