Archive | January, 2016

Letter to Auditor General

Dear Ms. Sheila Dodds  Assistant Auditor General  Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia    Dear. Ms. Dodds: The BC Métis Federation has learned of a Request for Proposal by the BC Ministry of Education for a research report on racism toward Aboriginal students in the BC public school system. This RFP is […]

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Métis Coffee Talk Tonight at 7:30 PM – An Interview with Dave & Margarite

Tonight on Métis Coffee Talk, BCMF President Keith Henry speaks with Dave & Margarite as they share their heart breaking adoption story. On October 2010, Dave & Margarite were approached by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to foster a 2-day-old baby boy with global deficiencies and the “guaranteed possibility” that they could […]

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Action Leads to Resolution with School District #36 in Surrey

Mr. Joe Desjarlais, Thank you for your email and offer to support our relationship with the Nova Métis Heritage Association. The Surrey School District continues to be committed to working collaboratively with our community partners and looks forward to working with the BC Métis Federation, the Métis Nation of BC and the Nova Métis Heritage Association. Anthony Krilow (vice […]

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Stop Adoption of Métis Foster Child SS

Premier Christy Clark  Province of British Columbia   Re: Stop Adoption of Métis Foster Child SS Dear Premier, I write to encourage your office, and that of all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), in British Columbia to support the immediate stop of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in their efforts to move […]

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MCCFBC Failed Métis Child SS

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation is addressing the statement released yesterday from the Métis Commission for Children and Families of British Columbia (MCCFBC) that supports the removal of the Métis child from a Métis foster home. This situation has gripped all British Columbians this week as the matter is before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. […]

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Surrey School District #36 Failing Métis Students

(Surrey, BC) BC Métis Federation and partner community Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) are raising serious concerns about the latest Aboriginal cultural program being created for the hundreds of teachers and schools in Surrey School District #36. Nova has appointed representatives on the School District’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee but their lack of meaningful engagement and respectful recognition […]

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BC Métis Federation Joins Fight to Stop MCFD

We are asking members/supporters to attend court tomorrow at 10 am.  The case is at the Supreme Court of BC. The Supreme Court of BC is located at 800 Smithe Street in downtown Vancouver. This is a peaceful rally and sign of support for the family. This is a late call to action but we […]

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Métis Family Needs Support

The leadership of the BC Métis Federation met this weekend and has agreed to support a Métis foster family facing an extremely difficult situation. While details of the case must remain confidential there are many steps being taken to address. A letter was sent to the Minister of Children and Family Development and steps are […]

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Métis Colouring Book Ready!

BC Métis Federation is pleased to announce the Métis colouring book “Count to Ten” is ready for orders. This is another excellent language and activity tool created through the partnership with Cowichan Valley Métis Nation and School District 79. Be sure to order your copies today! Great for learning Michif language while having fun!  

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The Métis Question? Do You Know Who the Métis Are?

This is an older article from 2015 but very relevant for people in BC. Many question who are the Métis here and this article provides thought provoking insight.  

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