(Surrey, BC) – BC Métis Federation has built a network of partner communities and agencies who work together to support meeting the cultural, socio-economic, and Métis rights priorities throughout British Columbia. This approach and commitment was reinforced today as the BC Métis Federation leadership attended a board meeting with one of their partner communities in Surrey, BC.
The Nova Métis Heritage Association (Nova) signed a Statement of Cooperation with BC Métis Federation in 2011 outlining a commitment to work together to support then needs of Nova’s 2200 members. During the Nova board meeting a number of priorities were discussed including challenges with School District #36 and cultural support for Métis kinds in school, Nova capacity, plus a number of other priorities.
BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated; “We lead by example, we attend our partner communities and report and listen to their priorities. Nova is one of our important partners and thank you to their board for meeting and having open dialogue.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry added; “BC Métis Federation reported on the latest human rights developments, issues related to Métis health policy, Métis employment and training, new industry engagement, and many other updates. We also updated Nova, as one of the potentially impacted Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion areas, about consultation regarding the project. Discussion followed to celebrate our recent work together including the Métis pavilion at the Fusion Festival in July in Surrey, support to ensure Nova signed the recent Enhance Agreement with School District #36, and a new raffle being set up to support Nova capacity in the future.”
BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry concluded; “BC Métis Federation invited the Nova board members and their general membership to attend our upcoming Annual General Meeting on September 28th in Langley, BC. We also confirmed a community meeting date regarding the Kinder Morgan Canada project November 2nd. Overall another productive day as we move forward to meet the needs of their members in Surrey.”
Watch for future meeting dates and for more information about the BC Métis Federation please view the website at www.bcmetis.com.
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