Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Metis Rights and Reconciliation session takes place Thursday in Prince Rupert

As they prepare for more engagement with the Federal and provincial governments towards reconciliation of the issues of concern for Canada's Métis Nation, the British Columbia group is on a tour of the Northwest seeking input from the Métis of the region.

The BC organization started the tour yesterday in Smithers and today will be Terrace at the Happy Gang Centre from 11 AM to 1 PM and 2 until 7PM.

Tomorrow the journey takes them to Prince Rupert with sessions planned for the Highliner Inn and Conference Centre, like the Terrace event, the sessions take place from 11 AM to 1 PM and again from 2 PM to 7PM.

Among the themes that Métis BC are looking to explore with residents are:

Recognition of s.35 Rights and Self Determination
Reconciliation with the Province of British Columbia
Citizenship Registry and Community Acceptance
Duty to Consult

They will also be discussing the Metis Nation of BC Budget legislation.

All those of Métis ancestry are invited to take in the session.

To learn more about the Métis BC nation see their website which features a wide range of material related to the work of the organization and the issues that they are exploring.

The MetisBCNation Facebook page also provides for current activities and topics of interest to the community.

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