Métis Rights & Reconciliation Engagement Sessions (Phase II)
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On July 25, 2018, the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation British Columbia took an important step to renew and strengthen their government-to-government relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on reconciliation.
This MOU, co-developed by partners, represents a joint commitment to identifying challenges, opportunities and priorities. This MOU reflected the work across the Métis Nation with Governing Members on the path to self-determination. MNBC is committed to working in partnership to find constructive, shared solutions aimed at closing socio-economic gaps, advancing reconciliation and building a long-term relationship which will not only benefit members of the Métis Nation British Columbia but all Canadians. The Métis Rights and Reconciliation, Community Engagement sessions, provided an important venue for MNBC Citizens and Métis who self-identify to give feedback and direction on s.35 Rights and these Reconciliation negotiations; Consultation; Natural Resources; Métis Veterans; Citizenship Registry; and proposed MNBC Budget Legislation.
The one on one format allowed for personal dialogue and provided the opportunity to ask questions of MNBC elected leaders, representatives, and staff. There were six stations with some different subjects; each station provided a brief questionnaire to complete before moving on to the next station of interest. All Métis people (registered or self-identifying) were welcome to attend the Engagement sessions at any time during the day or evening and the feedback received was incredible.
A report was presented in 2018 at the Annual General Meeting summarizing the results from the first phase of these sessions and the online and mailed in responses. Please take a moment and review What We've Heard So Far - MRRCE Report 2017-18
Finally, our thanks to everyone who participated, supported, and helped in coordinating these sessions. Please see below for some of the highlights:
HIGHLIGHTS from Phase II Sessions (Sept-Oct, 2018)
Powell River (Nov 8, 2018)
Sechelt (Nov 7, 2018)
Grand Forks (Oct 22, 2018)
Invermere Session (Oct 3, 2018)
Media: E-Know.CA "What does reconciliation mean?"
Cranbrook Session (Oct 1, 2018)
Smithers Session (Sept 25, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS from Phase I Sessions (June-July, 2018)
Vancouver Island Session (July - 10-12)
Hudson Hope Session (June 28)
Chetwynd Session (June 27)
Dawson Creek Session (June 26)
Fort St. John Session (June 25)
Nelson Session (June 19)
Trail Session (June 18)
Abbotsford Session (June 15)
Chilliwack Session (June 14)
Princeton Session (May 25)
Merritt's Session (May 24)
Kamloops Session (May 23)
Williams Lake Session (May 17)
Quesnel Session (May 16)
Prince George' Session (May 15)