Learn More about the senate
Your MNBC Judiciary arm
The Senate shall act as the judicial arm of the Métis Nation British Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution; Consist of seven (7) appointed Senators, one Senator per Region.
Contact the Senate Clerk
Attn: Senate Clerk
Unit #107 – 5668 192nd Street
Phone & Email
Email: The Senate Clerk
Contact Your Senator
Region 1 – Vancouver Island & Powell River
Senate Representative – Senator Alan Edkins
Region 2 – Lower Mainland
Senate Representative – Senate Vacancy
Please view the Expression of Interest for Region 2 Senator for more information.
Region 3 – Thompson & Okanagan
Senate Representative – Senator John Sayers
Region 4 – Senate Representative – Kootenays
Senate Representative – Senator Elizabeth (Betty) Hoogendorn
Region 5 – Senate Representative – North Central
Senate Representative – Senator Arnold Lucier
Region 6 – Senate Representative – North West
Senate Representative – Senator Sandra Conlon
Phone: 250-615 2241
Region 7 – Senate Representative – North East
Senate Representative – Senator Gerald Pope
Senator Vacancy – Call for Expression of Interest
There is currently a vacancy for a Lower Mainland Senate Representative. Please view the Expression of Interest for Region 2 Senator for more information.
About the Senate
The Senate is the judicial arm of Metis Nation of British Columbia. It derives its powers from the Senate Act and is responsible for upholding the guiding principles in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Legislation.
The Metis Nation of British Columbia was founded on the principles of democracy meaning rule by its Metis citizens. There are several guiding principles that act as the foundation of a democracy, such as rule of law, protected rights and freedoms, free and fair elections, and accountability and transparency of elected officials. Metis citizens have a responsibility to uphold and support these principles.
The Senate fulfills this mandate, in part, by carrying out the following duties:
- Citizenship and Central Registry Appeals,
- Election Appeals;
- Regional and Community Disputes;
- Ceremonial Activities and Exchanges;
- Conducting Opening and Closing Prayers;
- Directing Swearing-in Ceremonies and Oaths;
- Displaying Metis Flags and Sashes;
- Natural Resource Appeals; and
- Citizenship Challenges
The initial version of the Policies and Procedures developed by the Senate was ratified in March of 2007 by the MNBC Board of Directors. Since that time the policies and procedures have undergone revisions to reflect changes in MNBC legislation and the associated mandate and responsibilities of the Senate.
The Senate’s Policy and Procedures enable the conduct of business as described within the MNBC Senate Act.
MNBC Senate Act
Métis Citizenship Appeal Forms
General Senate Forms
Senate Policy & Procedure
Dispute and Mediation Forms
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