What is MéTV?

MéTV is an hour-long show hosted by MNBC Deputy Minister and CEO, Daniel Fontaine. The show travels around the province to tell the stories of Métis people throughout B.C., sharing modern Métis culture with Canadians.

Daniel hosts politicians, authors, scholars and Métis leaders in the studio through interviews and panel discussions, introducing viewers to the major issues facing Métis today. Roving reporter, Sophie Gray, takes you outside the studio and into the communities through short, documentary-style features showcasing the real people who make up the Métis Nation. Finally, artist Lisa Shepherd will take us on a journey in traditional knowledge discovery each episode, through frank and honest talks with Métis knowledge keepers.

Meet the cast & crew

Host Daniel Fontaine: Deputy Minister & CEO of Métis Nation BC

MéTV air dates

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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!

Episode 5

In this episode, we travel to MNBC’s Region 3! Featuring MNBC Regional Director Dean Gladue, Métis Elder and Veteran Barb Hulme, LMO Executive Director Colleen Lucier, and more!

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