Archive | May, 2016

Financial Statements Released April 1st, 2015 – March 31st, 2016 – Balanced Budget

(Vancouver, BC) BC Métis Federation is releasing the April 1st, 2015 – March 31st, 2016 Financial Statements (unaudited) for the organization. BC Métis Federation operates as a non profit organization and continues to advocate, support Métis cultural programming, support industry consultation, provide policy leadership and various other activities for Métis members who have mandated the […]

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Potential Billion-Dollar Deal for Métis as Feds Address Historic Land Dispute

Sources say that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed Friday, was written months ago. They add that a framework agreement on the potentially massive settlement could come as early as September. The Federal government website talks about how the MOU will be entering ‘explorative talks’. This is big news coming out of Manitoba, but there […]

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Traditional Weaving at Fort Langley

BC Métis Federation is pleased to see that Mechtild Morin will be providing her traditional Métis finger weaving workshop at the Fort Langley National Historic Site on June 11th, from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Fort Langley has a unique Métis history in British Columbia and we strongly encourage Métis people to register and attend […]

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V’ni Dansi Spring Dance

Traditional Métis and contemporary dance company, V’ni Dansi, will be holding their 3rd annual Spring Dance Fundraiser on Saturday June 4th in Vancouver. Learn how to square dance and enjoy performances by featured guests Louis Riel Métis Dancers, Yvonne Chartrand, Kathleen Nisbet and Amy Eustergerling. The event starts at 7:30 PM and takes place at […]

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BC Aboriginal Business Awards

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Métis Foster Child – An Absolute Disgrace

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 Métis Communities BC Métis Federation Members Re: Métis Foster Child – An Absolute Disgrace  Dear Members, The BC Métis Federation and the Métis foster family prepare for the next iteration of the “fight” to stop Métis foster child “SS” from being wrongfully adopted to a non-Métis family in Ontario. Since January […]

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Trans Mountain Expansion Project Conditional Approval

BC Métis Federation has been engaged with Kinder Morgan Canada regarding the Trans Mountain project for the past few years. Yesterday, the National Energy Board ruled that Kinder Morgan has 157 conditions to meet before its proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project is approved for construction. This project has the potential to impact our members, and […]

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Enhancement Agreements Continue to Fail Métis Students in BC

(Surrey, BC) BC Métis Federation continues to support Métis community partners and today submitted the most recent letter to outline ongoing concerns related to the lack of meaningful engagement for Métis cultural education and Métis community engagement with Surrey School District #36. This issue remains at the forefront of issues related to Métis students in […]

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JJ Lavallee Promoting Métis Culture in Vancouver

BC Métis Federation board member JJ Lavallee showcased Métis culture this past week for several hundred students from the Vancouver School District, at an event called First Peoples Festival. The event supported Aboriginal/Indigenous cross cultural education and was held at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. BC Métis Federation encourages all school districts in BC […]

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Metis Pic May 8th, 2016

Congratulations to White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society

(Kamloops, BC) BC Métis Federation is issuing a statement of congratulations to the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society for their successful presentation of the “Honouring Our Life Givers, Night at the Drum: Alive with the Fiddle” event held May 8th in Kamloops. The event was attended by hundreds of people at the Sagebrush […]

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