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:
WATCH: Videos from the opening night of the AGM
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.
Resolution 2: Citizenship Act – Children in Care – withdrawn
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.
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.