(Prince George, BC) The BC Métis Federation held our fifth Regional Gathering entitled A New Beginning this past weekend in Prince George, BC for the north central region at the Ramada Inn Hotel. There was a crowd of about 25 people in attendance.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “The meeting on Saturday was another good step to building awareness about our message with grass roots Métis people. There were individuals from Williams Lake, Vanderhoff, and Prince George. We also ensured proper First Nations protocol welcoming from Chief Dominick Frederick of the Lheidli T’enneh.”
President Henry added, “It was bittersweet for our team to be return Prince George once again. We solemnly remember the passing of our Métis warrior Harold Morin earlier this year and we are sure he was there with us in to guide our work, his presence was felt. ”
President Henry concluded, “The level of conversation was very impressive. There was concerns identified including the decision making process on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, the future sustainability of programs, and the general apathy of Métis people in Prince George. There was a lot of discussion about how frustrating Métis governance has been in Prince George. There was points stated about how fragmented it has become and the result is Métis people stay away. I believe BC Métis Federation provides Métis people and communities a new vision to rebuild governance to provide proper representation and a true voice now and in the future.”
For more information about the upcoming Regional Gatherings being held throughout BC please go to the BC Métis Federation website www.bcmetis.com. The next Regional Gathering is in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Hotel on May 5th, 2012 starting at 6:00 PM. All Métis people and friends of the Métis welcome.
BC Métis Federation
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
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