(Prince George, BC) The BC Métis Federation attended a meeting with the board of the Northern Interior Métis Cultural Society (NIMCS) in Prince George yesterday. NIMCS signed a Statement of Cooperation with the BC Métis Federation on 2012 after forming their organization. The meeting was held at Kikino Métis Children and Family Services who also has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Métis Federation.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss various items including community governance, NIMCS Annual General Meeting plans, Louis Riel Day celebrations, and enable the BC Métis Federation to provide various updates and answer questions.
BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated, “The meeting was excellent, good dialogue, many clarifications, and discussions about practical next steps to support culture and NIMCS membership priorities.”
BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry added, “There was strong consensus that a future community meeting with members of the BC Métis Federation in the Prince George area needs to be called and advertised in the local newspaper. There is a strong desire to learn more about the recent Federal Court ruling in the Daniels Case and other important legal issues.” BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry further added, “There was also strong consensus that NIMCS leaders will work with all Métis organizations in Prince George as there is currently six (6) that provide various information and projects. As such NIMCS will attend the Louis Riel Day celebrations and Métis flag raising at Moose Hall on November 16th with a number of Métis organizations in a sign of unity.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “Thank you to NIMCS board members who have volunteered and continue to support work for the Métis community in Prince George. Thank you to Kikino for allowing the meeting to be hosted in the facility. BC Métis Federation will continue to work and support the needs of the partner community and together we can and will make a difference.”
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