BCMF Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Vancouver, British Columbia, June 21, 2024 — Today, the BC Métis Federation (BCMF) is proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, reflecting upon our unique culture, history and contributions, as well as those of all Métis, First Nation, and Inuit peoples across the country.

Today is an important day to not only celebrate and reflect on how far we have come as a people and as a country but also to remember the work that still needs to be done. Métis people, particularly women, girls and gender-diverse people, continue to be on the receiving end of racism in many areas, including employment, social participation, and justice. This racism is perpetrated not only by the ongoing spectre of colonialism but also through lateral violence inflicted by the leadership of other Métis and First Nation groups who make verifiably erroneous claims that Métis do not exist in British Columbia. 

“This Indigenous Peoples Day, we invite our fellow Métis brothers and sisters, as well as all of our Indigenous family, to imagine a better way forward, one that does away with in-fighting and competition,” said Keith Henry, BCMF President. “We have so much to be proud of – let’s keep it that way, for generations to come.”

This weekend, BCMF is wishing all members, partners and friends a joyful celebration. To find out more about Métis in BC and our important contributions to culture and history in the province, visit MetisInBC.ca.

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About BCMF

The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) is a non-profit association that works with Métis communities to ensure the well-being of BCMF members. Through grassroots efforts, BCMF advocates on behalf of its many members living all across the province. 

Media Contact

Keith Henry, President, BC Métis Federation
P: (778) 388-5013
E: K.Henry@BCMetis.com

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