Surrey, BC (March 11, 2020) – On March 9, 2020, Métis National Council President Clément Chartier awarded Métis Nation BC (MNBC) Regional Director Marilynn Taylor with the “Order of the Métis Nation.” The President presented her with the honour in recognition of the Director’s long term service and commitment to her Nation.
Director Taylor first got involved with her Métis community in Trail, B.C., as a member of the Kootenay Region Métis Association (KRMA). In 2000 while attending her community meeting, Ms. Taylor was elected President of the Kootenay South Métis Society (KSMS). Ms. Taylor served as President of KSMS until 2012. In 2012 she ran for the Kootenay Regional Director, and she is currently in her second term as Regional Director with Métis Nation British Columbia.
As Regional Director of the MNBC Board of Directors, she is very involved with her community’s events throughout the year and also works with the Ktunaxa First Nations representing the Métis people on their Board of Directors for Children and Families.
Director Taylor currently holds the portfolios as Minister of Elders and Minister of Registry of MNBC and is looking forward to passing the reins of leadership on to someone else. When she retires, she wants to focus her attention on teaching young students about the history of the Métis people.
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The Métis National Council “Order of the Métis Nation” is the highest award of honour and recognition that can be bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Métis Nation. The award of the Order recognizes the positive and measurable impact a recipient has made in moving forward the existence, rights and aspirations of the Métis Nation. A recipient’s contributions can be made in the political, cultural, advocacy, judicial, educational, social, scientific or other field.