Métis Nation British Columbia Announces Peter Csicsai as New Chief Relations Officer

March 18, 2024: Surrey, BC – Today, Métis Nation British Columbia is pleased to announce Peter Csicsai as new Chief Relations Officer. This is a critical appointment for MNBC and Mr. Csicsai will oversee the organization’s strategic partnerships, government relations and will play a lead role in advancing Métis rights in B.C. 

“Peter brings positive energy, expertise, and leadership to our organization,” said Colette Trudeau, Chief Executive Officer of MNBC. “He is a values-driven leader who will drive impactful change that supports our Métis government’s strategic goals and objectives.” 

Mr. Csicsai has over twenty years of experience working with Indigenous communities and governments. He has held key positions and leadership roles with the BC and Northwest Territories’ Public Service, the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, as well as on important initiatives such as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, the BC Economic Plan, and CleanBC. 

“Métis people face many challenges today from seeking proper recognition of their right to self-determination to reclaiming jurisdiction over Métis children and families,” said Peter Csicsai, MNBC’s Chief Relations Officer. “I will work tirelessly on their behalf, and I look forward to working with our partners to meet these challenges and help improve the lives of all Métis living in this province.” 

Among Mr. Csicsai’s accomplishments, he was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence for his work in the development of legislation that brought the Délįnę self-government treaty into effect in the NWT, which combined the Sahtu Dene and Métis community into an inclusive Indigenous public government. Mr. Csicsai has also run a successful consulting company specializing in servicing Indigenous communities and governments. 

For more information: media@mnbc.ca 

About Métis Nation British Columbia 

Métis Nation British Columbia represents the section 35 rights of over 25,000 Métis citizens who are registered with MNBC and advocates for the over 98,000 self-identified Métis in British Columbia. MNBC represents thirty-nine (39) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia. MNBC’s mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. 

MNBC is recognized by the Métis National Council, Government of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada, as the Governing Nation for Métis in BC.