Culture & Heritage
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The Order of the Sash is an award, recognized and presented by the Métis Nation British Columbia, in honour and recognition of outstanding contributions, personal sacrifice, selfless commitment, and service to the Métis nation, and or our country.
Jónína Kirton is a prairie born, proud MNBC citizen and is a Métis/Icelandic poet, author and facilitator who currently resides in the Lower Mainland. She has been involved with the Aboriginal Writers Collective – West Coast, and she coordinated the first National Indigenous Writers Conference in Vancouver 2013. In 2015 Kirton joined the editorial board of Room Magazine. Jónína’s work has been featured in numerous anthologies and literary journals.
We had the chance to ask this inspiring artist a bit about herself and hear a little of her story:
Eileen Puge is a registered Métis Citizen of the Métis Nation British Columbia. Her book has just been published digitally on iBooks and she is sharing the link. "Dog sledding has always been a way of life with my metis ancestors, no this is not about racing. It is about going out into the backcountry, enjoying the dogs and the wilderness".
Welcome to LearnMichif.com!
We have a new and improved LearnMichif.com as presented by the Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) and the Métis Nation BC (MNBC). Learn more about this project by clicking on the title link.
"MNBC At A Glance" provides an introductory to the Métis Nation British Columbia's Governance and Operational Structure.
In May of 2006, the Métis Nation British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia signed the Métis Nation Relationship Accord to signify a positive working relationship for the 69,475 (2011 Census) self-identified Métis in British Columbia.