About MNBC We represent nearly 90,000 Métis people in BC
According to Statistics Canada, there are nearly 90,000 Métis people in BC. More than 20,000 are registered MNBC Citizens.
MNBC represents thirty-eight (38) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia.
MNBC’s mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services.
Métis Nation BC is recognized by the Métis National Council, Provincial Government of British Columbia, and the Federal Government of Canada, as the Governing Nation for Métis in BC.
The Evolution of Métis Nation BC (MNBC)
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.
A Métis Nation Born
In 2003 the Constitution of the “Métis Nation British Columbia” (MNBC) was established, implementing the right to self-governance.
A Nation to Nation Relationship
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 59,445 self-identified Métis in British Columbia. This accord set out the objectives to address health, housing, education, economic opportunities, Métis identification and data collection as well as any opportunities for engaging in a tripartite relationship with the federal government.
A Relationship Renewed
On Louis Riel Day, November 16, 2016, the Métis Nation British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia signed a NEW Relationship Accord “Métis Nation Relationship Accord II” to renew the commitment to work together for the betterment of Métis people throughout BC.
The renewal accord committed to the additional areas in the betterment of Métis people in British Columbia:
- children and families
- information sharing
- wildlife stewardship
Canada's Métis Nation Accord
On April 13, 2017, Prime Minister Trudeau, Métis Nation President Chartier, and the Presidents of the MNC Governing Members signed the Canada-Métis Nation Accord during the first Métis Nation-Crown Summit in Ottawa. The Accord marks a significant step towards a renewed government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. It outlines the ways in which the Government of Canada and the Métis National Council and its Governing Members will work together to set priorities and develop policy in areas of shared interest. Under the Accord, priorities for the first year will be employment and training, education, early learning and child care, housing, health and new fiscal relations. Read more
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