In Memoriam of Milt Wright
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On behalf of the MNBC Board of Directors, Staff and Métis Citizens of the Métis Nation it is with sincere condolences to Jean Wright and daughters Caitlin and Brianna, for the recent loss of their dearly departed and a very dear friend of the Metis, Mr. Milt Wright.
Milt passed away suddenly on Wednesday November 15th after his battle with cancer.
As the Director for Métis & Urban Aboriginal Relations with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation Milt worked with the Metis Nation BC on our Tripartite Self-Governing Negotiations (TSN) for a number of years, and Métis Rights were very near and dear to Milt both personally and in his professional capacity. Milt was as a provincial civil servant for 25 years and held a variety of positions in the civil service of both the Alberta and British Columbia governments. Milt’s role with the BC government was to lead in policy development and negotiation of self-governance agreements with Métis and urban First Nations organizations.
At the Annual General Meeting in 2006 Milt was presented by former MNBC President Bruce Dumont, MNBC’s highest honour, the Order of The Sash, for his commitment and sincere dedication to the Metis Nation. Although Milt was not Métis, his wife Jean shared that he was always so very proud of this honour, and he always wore his sash on every Remembrance Day to ceremonies and events.
He was a great cheerleader and supporter of MNBC and our Ministry of Natural Resources and instrumental in our tripartite negotiations for our Ministry of Children & Families and became a part of our Nations Metis family through his genuine efforts in moving our nation’s agenda on TSN matters.
Métis Nation BC is very grateful for the time we shared with him and are blessed to be left with such wonderful memories of such a genuine man.
We are very touched by this loss and we pray that peace will come to Milt’s family and loved ones in the memories they hold dear. They are in our thoughts and prayers.
Madame President Clara Morin Dal Col
Métis Nation British Columbia
Obituary, courtesay of Milt's family.