Métis Rights & Reconciliation Community Engagement

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Métis Nation BC (MNBC) is hosting engagement sessions throughout the Province in 2018 to gather feedback and insight from our communities.

There will be six stations set up and we invite you to join us and visit any or all stations that are of interest to you to discuss the subject or issue of your choice.  Each station will provide a brief questionnaire to be completed before moving on to the next station of interest.

All Métis people are welcome to attend the Engagement sessions at any time during the day or evening.  Sessions will run from 10 AM through to 8 PM. We believe this format provides participants with complete flexibility as to when to attend the Engagement session and which subject(s) you may wish to discuss.

MNBC Staff, Regional Representatives and Captains of the BC Métis Assembly of Natural Resources (BCMANR) will be onsite to answer questions and listen to your comments.

In addition to our BCMANR Captains and MNBC Staff, a representative of the Métis Veterans will also be onsite at one of the stations to help raise awareness of Métis Veterans-BC' (MV-BC') efforts to identify more Métis Veterans in each of your communities.

Engagement Station Topics:

Station #1 - Recognition of s.35 Métis Rights and Implementation of the Rights Framework.

Station #2 - Reconciliation with the Province of British Columbia

Station #3 - MNBC Natural Resources Act and the Duty to Consult

Station #4 - Citizenship Registry and the issue of Community Acceptance

Station #5 - Proposed MNBC Budget Legislation

Dates and Locations for Phase One Engagement in May

  1. May 15th Prince George – Books & Company
  2. May 16th Quesnel – Sandman Inn
  3. May 17th Williams Lake – Ramada Inn
  4. May 23rd Kamloops – Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
  5. May 24th Merritt – Merritt Civic Centre
  6. May 25th Princeton – Royal Candian Legion #56 @ 170 Bridge Street

Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be served throughout the day.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

We want to hear from MNBC Citizens, Community members and other Métis people who may not be Citizens or Community members.

Please spread the word.

Questions relating to Sessions - contact Natural Resources Director, Chris Gall cgall@mnbc.ca  

Questions relating to attendance or other logistics, please send to mrrce@mnbc.ca

“Reconciliation is more than platitudes and recognition. Reconciliation flows from the constitutionally protected rights of Métis protected by Section 35 and is inextricably tied to the honour of the Crown, and must be grounded in practical actions.”

~ Thomas Isaac

2016 Report of the Minister’s Special Representative on Reconciliation with Métis: Section 35 Métis Rights Métis Nation British Columbia and the Manitoba Métis Federation Decision.