Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) represents nearly 90,000 self-identified Métis people in BC. To date, 19,000 Métis Citizens are provincially registered with MNBC. The Métis National Council and the Provincial Government of British Columbia, as well as the Federal Government of Canada, recognize Métis Nation British Columbia as the Governing Nation for Métis in BC.
In 2003 the constitution of the “Métis Nation British Columbia" (MNBC) was established, implementing a right to self-governance and a legislative structure to include levels of governance and an objectively verifiable citizenship process. MNBC represents thirty-nine (39) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia, and its mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Before becoming a self-governing Nation, the “Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia” (MPCBC) was the grassroots vision and organization for the Métis in BC. Now known as the financial Secretariat of MNBC, MPCBC was first incorporated under the Society’s Act on October 23, 1996.
Métis Nation British Columbia will build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of Inherent Rights for our Métis citizens.
Métis Nation British Columbia develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis Chartered Communities and Métis people in British Columbia by providing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.
Photo: Métis Nation British Columbia Board of Directors
Front Row (L-R) Provincial Women's Minister Victoria Pruden, Vice President Lissa Smith, President Clara Morin Dal Col, Provincial Youth Minister Cassidy Caron, Regional Director for Kootenay's Marilynn Taylor
Back Row (L-R) Regional Director for Thompson Okanagan Daniel Pitman, Regional Director for Northwest Susie Hooper, Regional Director for Lower Mainland Gary Biggar, Regional Director for Northeast Walter Mineault, Regional Director for Northcentral Raynie Gervais, Regional Director for Vancouver Island Michael Dumont
How Important Are Our Chartered Communities to Métis Nation BC?