(Fort St. John, BC) BC Métis Federation leadership is meeting with a number of community organizations and their leadership this summer. These meetings are to update on a number of key initiatives including; economic development, cultural events, industry consultation, Métis rights, Louis Riel Symposium in November, and organization development.
These past few days meetings were held in Prince George and Fort St. John. The discussions reviewed the various items along with answering questions about updates from the community organizations.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “Our team presented a professional front with representation from Vice President Rene Therrien, Office Manager Sherry Daniels, Louis Riel Event Moderator David Doyle, Métis Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Shauna Benson and myself. We handed out materials and shared important information packages. The communities shared updates and asked a number of questions.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “Thank you to the leadership for the time and ongoing work together to support members in their communities and our collective work to advance Métis rights. I also appreciated the challenges communities and their leadership is facing to sustain themselves which is why our work building the Métis Economic Development Corporation is so important for the future. There was strong support for the Louis Riel Symposium in November and we look forward to the passing of recommended resolutions that were provided. Very long days but well worth it and I look forward to our continued work at our upcoming Annual General Meeting in September.”
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