Métis Forum – Open Discussion

Due to overwhelming demand, the Métis Forum is now at maximum capacity and registration is now closed.  

BC Métis Federation is hosting a province wide gathering of the Métis community to discuss recent developments around the important topics of the UBCIC resolution, Pacific Northwest Research, AFN resolution and other priorities for Métis people in British Columbia. This forum is designed as a safe space for all Métis people to meet and discuss the BC Métis Federation path forward. The event will be held on July 28th at Sandman Signature hotel in Langley.

  • Free to Attend
  • Cultural Programming
  • Food & Beverages Provided

Open Invitation

Any Métis person, MNBC Leadership, MNBC Citizens, BCMF members, BCMF Partner Communities.

Please note BC Métis Federation has arranged for an elder’s room to assist Métis people with emotional support given the trauma created by this situation. Available for attendees if needed.


Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 AM.

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Opening Prayer and Métis Fiddle Song– Métis Elder
  • 9:05 am – Welcome and opening remarks
    • a) Vice President Rene Therrien
    • b) President Keith Henry
      • i. Review the “rules” for the meeting
  • 9:10 am – Current Situation Overview
    • a) UBCIC Resolution 2023-39 June 8th
    • b) BC Métis Federation Responses
      • i. June 14th – Statement to Membership
      • ii. June 16th – Letter to UBCIC
      • iii. June 20th – Public Media Conference
      • iv. July 6th – Announcement to File BC Human Rights Claim Against UBCIC
    • c) Métis Nation BC Responses
      • i. Public Statement June 14th
      • ii. Letter to Métis Nation of Ontario July 12th
    • d) Manitoba Métis Federation Press Release June 14th
    • e) Métis Nation Saskatchewan Letter to Métis Nation of Ontario July 11th
    • f) AFN Resolution 33 – Special Chiefs Assembly July 12th Halifax July 12th
  • 10:45 am – Break
  • 11:00 am – Pacific Northwest Research Presentation
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 pm – BC Métis Federation Legal Action – Clark Wilson
    • a) BC Human Rights Complaint
    • b) Section 35 Legal Declaration Update
  • 2:45 pm – Break
  • 3:00 pm – Open Discussion – What do think we can or need to do next?
  • 4:30 pm – Other
    • a) Métis Cultural Program Update
      • a. Michif language camp August 10th – 16th
      • b. Métis Music Event August 18th – 20th Terrace, BC
      • c. Community Cultural Investment Program
      • d. Key dates for Community Support
        • i. September 30th
        • ii. November 16th
        • iii. December 25th
        • e. Project Coming Home – Métis Cultural Center
    • b) Emergency Assistance Program
  • 4:50 pm – Closing Remarks/Next Steps
  • 5:00 pm – Break
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner and Métis Cultural Celebration

Dinner and Métis Cultural Celebration 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: An evening to celebrate Métis culture led by Bev Lambert, Métis dance performers, and Métis musicians

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Due to overwhelming demand, the Métis Forum is now at maximum capacity and registration is now closed.

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