Harvesting

Make sure you’re covered when you harvest

PRACTICING OUR SECTION 35 RIGHT TO HUNT & HARVEST

Important feedback needed for Harvesting data for Métis in British Columbia. All harvesting cardholders need to complete their harvest Survey.  The survey will close on June 30, 2020.

Contact The Registry

Mailing Address

Unit #107 – 5668 192nd Street
Surrey, BC
V3S 2V7

Phone

Toll free: 1-800-940-1150
Phone: 604-557-5851
Fax: 778-591-9402

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Harvesting & ID Cards

MNBC citizens may apply for cards by completing our online application found at the bottom of this page or by completing the offline application found under resources on this page and then sending them to MNBC.

At this time, the MNBC Harvesting Card may only be used to replace the Federal Migratory Bird licence. Métis must continue to purchase all other government licences or face charges from enforcement officers.

The MNBC Harvesting Card does not authorize freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, hunting (other than migratory birds), cutting timber or trapping.

Métis Harvesting Card holders may be committing an offence under the MNBC Natural Resource Act if they harvest game, fish, birds or animals that are not authorized by MNBC regulation.

Application Instructions

All Applicants

  • If you do not have an MNBC Citizenship Card you will not be issued an MNBC Harvester Card. If your citizenship application is pending approval, you must wait until your card has been received to be eligible to apply for the Harvester Card.
  • You must complete the application in full. Failure to provide the signed application and appropriate consent forms will increase the application processing time.
  • Be sure to provide your name exactly the same as it appears on your Citizenship Card.
  • If you have moved since you received your Citizenship Card, use your new address and your Citizenship file will be updated.
  • You are encouraged to sign the “Consent Form” authorizing the MNBC Ministry of Natural Resources to use your information for management purposes. MNBC is fully compliant with the Canadian Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Your individual information will be kept confidential.
  • You must sign the “Agreement to adhere to the Métis Nation BC Natural Resource Act Articles and Regulations pertaining to the use of the MNBC Harvester Card”.
  • You must provide a passport size photo or a digital photo (head and shoulders) for use on your Harvester Card.

Harvester Card Without Hunting

  • Adult Applicant (18 years of age or older)
    • No additional information is required
  • Youth Applicant (10 years of age or older and under 18)
    • Youth applicants must provide a fully completed and signed “Acknowledgement of Responsibility” from their parent or guardian.

Harvester Card With Hunting

  • Adult Applicant (18 years of age or older)
    • Adult applicants must provide proof of Hunter Safety Training and/or,
    • A copy of your BC Resident Hunter Number card
  • Youth Applicant (10 years of age or older and under 18)
    • Youth applicants must provide proof of Hunter Safety Training
    • Youth Applicant (10 years of age or older and under 18) must provide a fully completed and signed “Acknowledgement of Responsibility” from their parent or guardian.

Note: Youth Applicants who apply at age seventeen will be issued an adult harvesting card upon turning eighteen without requiring a new application.

Migratory Bird Harvesting

Upon passage of the Métis Nation British Columbia – Natural Resource Act, the BCMANR Captains Assembly forwarded a motion to the 2008 MNBC Annual General Meeting regarding issuance of MNBC Harvester Cards for use in Migratory Bird harvesting.

Unanimous vote of the delegates and MNBC Citizens of the AGM passed this motion.

What this means…

  • Métis Nation BC will issue Harvester Cards to qualifying applicants beginning in 2008,
  • Harvester Cards will only be authorized to replace the Federal Migratory Bird Stamp (license),
  • All federal and provincial regulations pertaining to migratory bird harvesting must be followed,
  • No other harvesting is authorized for the card at this time,
  • It is important for Métis harvesters to be aware that if they attempt to use the card for harvesting that is not authorized by MNBC regulation,
  1. They are committing an offence under the Métis Nation British Columbia – Natural Resource Act,
  2. They will be open to charges by government enforcement officers.

Resources

Map of Chartered Communities

MNBC represents thirty-eight (38) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia and is mandated to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.


Harvester Survey

Important feedback needed for Harvesting data for Métis in British Columbia. All harvesting card holders need to complete their harvest Survey.  The survey will open on Jan 1, 2019 and close on June 30, 2019.

Take the Survey HERE.


Powley Summary

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the constitutional protection for the harvesting rights of the Métis.

This Powley Summary was written and prepared by Jean Teillet. Ms. Teillet is an Aboriginal rights lawyer with the law firm of Pape & Salter. She is also the great grand niece of Louis Riel.

Download/Print Powley Summary


MNBC Natural Resources

Natural Resources Act PDF


Harvesting Card Application Package

Print and MAIL in Harvesting Card application: Harvesting Application 2018.pdf

APPLY ONLINE: Online Harvesting Card Application

IMPORTANT if using the online application.  You must also print and mail in Harvesting Application 2018 (Part 2) .pdf

HArvesting Card Application

Harvesting Card Application
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
(8 numeric digits only)