BC Metis Federation is advising members and partners today about steps taken as a result of recent actions spearheaded by the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC). BC Metis Federation is responding to a letter received from the FNLC dated October 29th.
This is part of ongoing correspondence a result of prior efforts by the BC Metis Federation to ensure our Metis members were included in the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) and draft implementation work proposed by the Province of BC.
You can view our letter to Minister Rankin here.
BC Metis Federation leadership was disappointed by the FNLC correspondence, and continues to respond and advocate for the recognition and inclusion of Metis peoples in British Columbia. We continue to hope for more respectful recognition in BC in the future.
BC Metis Federation demands that reconciliation in BC must include all Indigenous people in BC.
To read the FNLC letter of October 4th click here.
To read the the BC Metis Federation letter of October 12th click here.
To view the response from FNCL dated October 29th, click here.
And finally, to view our response dated November 1st, click here.