The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) continues to work with industry to assert the rights for our Métis members throughout British Columbia. One of our key areas of focus has been to ensure proper Métis consultation. BCMF engages at various levels of industry, from emergency preparedness to traditional knowledge studies, even developing spill response capacity with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Some of our current projects include:
- Trans Mountain Expansion Project
- Terrestrial Cumulative Effects Initiative
- Co-Developing Community Response Project
- TC Energy
- Northeast BC Connector (NEBC)
What is Industry Engagement?
BCMF is engaging with industry partners to better understand their environmental conservation, local community support, and the long-term effects of their projects on the land. An important part of this process is speaking with Métis individuals, families, and communities interacting with the land in traditional and cultural activities.
Land Rights and Consultation
Métis land rights, economic development and resource extraction are controversial topics. We at BCMF do not dispute the land rights of First Nations in what is now called British Columbia. We simply assert the fact that our people have also been here, interacting with the land for thousands of years, and continue to do so. BCMF believes everyone should have a seat at the table, in order for true reconciliation to take place.