Archive | March, 2016

Why BC Métis Federation Stands with SS

Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child is a moving tribute about a young Métis boy in 1984 who committed suicide. This is a very compelling story about a boy taken from his home at the age of four due to family problems, he spent the rest of his 17 short years […]

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Happy Easter From the BC Métis Federation

The BC Métis Federation wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend! Please note that our office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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Budget 2016 Largely Inconsequential for Métis People and Communities

Over 8 billion for Indigenous people but vast majority earmarked for First Nations as in 2.6 billion for First Nations education. No funds allocated for Métis specific education. No funds for social infrastructure, housing or health for Métis. The government claims here that this budget surpasses the Kelowna Accord but the ‘Accord’ promised over a […]

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Métis Cultural Support Kamloops May 2016 – Honouring our Life Givers

BC Métis Federation is proud to be one of the event partners and supporters for the Métis cultural event being hosted by the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society. The event entitled “Honouring our Life Givers – Night at the Drum: Alive With the Fiddle” will be held on Sunday, May 8th. BC Métis Federation will […]

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New Stó:lo Business Association to be Launched

An upcoming Aboriginal Business Connect Event (ABC) happening on March 31st, 2016 in Chilliwack, BC will highlight the formal launch of the new Stó:lo Business Association. “This new Stó:lo Business Association will be modeled after other Aboriginal business associations and chambers, offering a host of membership benefits for Aboriginal businesses. It will become the voice of the […]

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Unpacking “Partnerships” and Knowledge Capital

By Joe Desjarlais  Why is the idea of “partnership” important to understand?  The word “partnership” has been used often lately but this means different things to various groups. In Canada, the national consensus is shifting away from ignorance and marginalization, and towards the affirmation of historic and contemporary Métis identities across Canada. Courts are affirming […]

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MNBC – MNGA Opinion Shared on Removal of Métis Leader Ken Fisher

One Métis Woman’s Opinion  This is one Métis woman’s opinion; I have witnessed the saddest day for the Métis people this weekend during the Métis Nation British Columbia’s (MNBC’s) Métis Nation Governing Assembly (MNGA). At the MNGA, I witnessed the ousting of a Métis (Elder) while I was confused about processes and what has taken place to […]

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Kinder Morgan Canada Employment Opportunities

Kinder Morgan Canada is currently hiring for a variety of positions including an Operation Technician. If you know a potential candidate for these opportunities, please encourage them to apply online. Click here for more information.

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Trans Mountain Expansion – Emergency Response Workshops

(Valemount and Clearwater, BC) BC Métis Federation representatives attended the Kinder Morgan Canada’s Emergency Response Workshops held in Valemount and Clearwater, BC this week. These workshops continue the engagement between BC Métis Federation and Kinder Morgan Canada related to the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipelines Project. The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has completed […]

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Are There Métis in Eastern Canada?

A recent presentation by Professor Sebastien Malette of Carleton University raises the important questions and suggests there are Métis in Eastern Canada with extensive history. The video below captures the complete presentation. Click here to watch the full presentation.

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