Post-AGM Report

Summary of Events

Métis Nation BC held our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting over three days last week, from Feb. 18 – 20, with record numbers of attendees tuning in on Zoom from all over the province. This year, the AGM was chaired by MNBC Citizen Zach Romano and saw many significant resolutions discussed. We also heard a number of valuable presentations from Acting President Lissa Smith, Board Members, the CEO and Senior Directors, as well as from special guests, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, deputy provincial health officer, Indigenous Health.

In-depth summaries of each day can be found at the following links:

Day 1 Summary

Day 2 Summary

Day 3 Summary

CEO’s Report

WATCH: Videos from the opening night of the AGM

MNBC AGM Kick-off video

Message from MNS President Glen McCallum

Video address from Federal Minister Marc Miller

Video address from Provincial Minister Murray Rankin

Resolutions and Amendments

A total of nine resolutions were voted on at the AGM, six of which were considered ordinary or housekeeping, requiring a simple majority for adoption. The remaining 3 were constitutional amendments, requiring a 75% majority for adoption. All resolutions and amendments can be found below.

Ordinary/Housekeeping Resolutions:

Resolution 1: Provincial Youth Chairperson – adopted as presented

Resolution 2: Citizenship Act – Children in Care – withdrawn

Resolution 3: MNBA Act – Housekeeping – adopted as presented

Resolution 4: Gender Neutral Legislation Housekeeping – adopted as amended

Resolution 5: Citizenship Application Timeline – referred to MNBC CEO – Motion to refer

Resolution 6: Self-Government Declaration – adopted as amended

Constitutional Amendments

Resolution 7: AGM Members – adopted as presented

Resolution 8: Regional Governance Councils – defeated (approval threshold not met)

Resolution 9: Chartered Community Funding, MNGA and By-Elections – defeated (approval threshold not met)

Final Agenda – read here.

Preliminary Details of Next AGM

A motion was passed for the 2021 AGM to take place in Kelowna from September 24-26. If public health orders are still in effect restricting the number of people at gatherings, it was voted that the AGM take place virtually.

Read the full Motion here, as amended and adopted.

Cabinet Townhall

MNBC held the first-ever Cabinet Townhall after Friday’s AGM session. The presentation given by the cabinet can be found here. Following the AGM and the success of the Townhall, the Board decided to host Townhalls on a quarterly basis to continue increasing transparency and openness among the Nation. Stay tuned for more details, including the time and date of the next Townhall, to be announced through our website and social media.