About MéTV

About MéTV

Through interviews with experts and prominent members of the community, MèTV will break down the issues the Métis Nation faces in British Columbia and educate viewers on the rich culture and history of Métis people.

Topics of discussions will include the rights of Indigenous people, reconciliation, preservation of culture, education, health and wellness and more.

MéTV will also take you outside of the studio for a first-hand look at Métis personalities. We will showcase musicians, artists, community leaders and advocates, among others.

We will also visit the 7 regions of Métis Nation BC, exploring the unique communities within each area. These segments will highlight specific aspects of Métis language and culture, such as food, beadwork, clothing, art and the quintessential Métis jig.

MéTV is made possible by support from the BC Arts Council and Province of British Columbia. The show is also produced in partnership with JoyTV.

We are always on the lookout for good stories. If you think you or someone you know has an interesting story to tell, contact us at communications@mnbc.ca.

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Episode 1

Join host Daniel Fontaine, roving reporter Sophie Gray and segment host Lisa Shepherd as they introduce you to personalities and prominent people integral to BC’s Métis community.

On this episode, Daniel speaks with Christine Sorenson, head of the BC Nurse’s Union and proud Métis, and Charlene Austin, previously Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Operations for the Government of Nunavut and Indigenous heath specialist, about racism in the health care system and the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities. He also hosts interviews with Lissa Smith, Acting President of MNBC, and Gerry St. Germain, Canada’s first Métis Member of Parliament and Senator, about the state of Indigenous rights in Canada.

Episode 2

On this episode of MéTV, we’ll meet three Chartered Community Presidents from around the province. They’ll discuss COVID-19 in their communities, virtually-hosted major events and the volunteers who help keep their communities going over Zoom with Daniel during a panel discussion. Daniel will also introduce you to Susie Hooper, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Environmental Protection.

Outside the studio, Sophie will meet two young women: a bannock baker donating all proceeds from her Grandfather’s recipe to local charities and a videographer determined to diversify Canada’s film industry. Lisa Shepherd will also meet with Marie, a well-known Métis woman with fascinating stories to tell.

Episode 3

On this episode of MéTV: Musicians Ry Moran and Keith Hill, Métis knowledge keeper Jo-Ina Young, 12 year old ballerina Lilika, and much more

Episode 4

In this episode, we feature poet Jónína Kirton, Petty Officer Steve Morrison of the Royal Canadian Navy, instrument maker John Bell and more!

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