Highlights of Batoche 2019

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From across the homelands, Métis Nation Leaders, Citizens and friends of the Métis, gathered for the celebration of Back to Batoche for 2019.  Held on the historic site of “The Battle of Batoche”, this event brought together a significant attendance from all corners of the country.  Federal and provincial governments including Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Minister of Crown and Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett and Minister of Indigenous Service Seamus O’Regan were in attendance for a number of historical Métis self-government agreements, MOU’s and other significant signings and ceremonies and to celebrate the rich, vibrant and unique culture and traditions of the Métis.  (see Statement from Minister Bennett for signing highlights)

MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col, Youth Minister Cassidy Caron and Regional Director Raynie Gervais were among the leaders in attendance from BC.

Over the course of the four day weekend, many events, games, contests and festivities were celebrated and traditions and culture honoured.

Here are just a few of BC’s highlights, others can be found on the Back to Batoche Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Backtobatoche/ and the following news links:



Batoche National Historic Site https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche

Opening Ceremonies

Metis Veteran Colour Party


Photo (1) MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col and Métis Veteran BC Chair Dave Armitt
Photo (2) MNBC President and Minister Carolynn Bennnett


Photo (1) MNBC President and MNBC Minister of Youth Cassidy Caron
Photo (2) MNBC President and Métis National President Clément Chartier

MNBC Director and Minister of Culture, Heritage and Language Raynie Gervais,
help adjudicate the Métis talent at this year's B2B 



BC Pavillon

Métis Veteran Monument