Re-elect Daniel Pitman for Region 3 Director


“Working to build solutions through Communication, Connection and Collaboration.”

My name is Daniel Pitman and I am six generation Red River Métis. I firmly believe in family values as they relate to culture, tradition and character. I believe Métis culture and pride are vital to our children as they are the most valuable asset we have for now and the future. I believe in ensuring our MNBC Governance allows for communication, connection and collaboration to build strong Métis Communities. I believe in working relationships between Métis Communities to build strength through networking and event sharing to promote Métis Pride. I believe in supporting our Veterans, Elders, Women and Youth to ensure their rights are adhered to, stimulate health services, build education financial assistance and recognize their contributions to our Nation.

What I have achieved in representing the Metis Nation British Columbia to date:

  • 2006-2012: 
    • President of the South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Association
      • Wrote and had approved 5 ACT Now Project Proposals
      • Wrote and had approved 3 Louis Riel Event Proposals
      • Wrote and had approved 5 Aboriginal Day Event Proposals
      • Wrote and had approved proposals for participation in the Peachfest Cultural Village
      • Participated in the MNBC Adoption Resolution Committee that enhanced the MNBC Citizenship Registry to include many previously unrecognized Métis Citizens.
      • Participated in the MNBC Legislative Standing Committee and MNBC Interpretation Act Committee
      • Participated on the Okanagan Skaha Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement
      • Presented a Sash Ceremony to Metis Graduates each year.
      • Actively engaged with the Métis Community Services Society of BC and the Métis Commission to ensure our Métis Children and Youth in care had proactive representation during Adoption hearings.


  • 2012-2020
    • Region Director
      • 2012-2013
        • Appointment as Minister for Culture, Heritage and Language
        • Appointment as Minister for Children and Family
        • Developed Website, Blog, Linkedin Connection and Facebook Site for Region 3 Thompson Okanagan
        • Held 4 Regional Governance Council Meetings
        • Attended 6 Region 3 Chartered Community AGM’S
        • Held a Regional Information Session in Kamloops BC
      • 2013-2014
        • Assisted in the signing of Louis Riel Day Proclamation in Penticton BC
        • Contributed to the development of the MNBC Strategic Plan
        • Contributed to the revisal of the Metis Nation Relationship Accord
        • Chaired the structuring of a new Chartered Community for Ashcroft BC
        • Assisted in the creation of a new Metis Society in Merritt BC
        • Held 3 Regional Governance Council Meetings
        • Assisted in the signing of Louis Riel Day Proclamations in Region 3
        • Attended 6 Region 3 Chartered Community AGM’S
        • Held a Regional Information Session in Vernon BC
      • 2014-2015
        • Held two Regional Governance Council Meetings
        • Held a Regional Information Session in Kelowna BC
        • Assisted in the creation of a new Chartered Community in Merritt BC, the Nicola Valley and District Metis Association formerly accepted at the 2015 MNGA
      • 2015-2016
        • Appointment to Governance Committee
      • 2016-2017
        • Appointment as Chair to the Governance Committee
      • 2017-2018
        • Assisted in the creation of a new Chartered Community in Princeton BC, the Vermillion Forks Metis Association


    • MNBC Minister for Children and Family
      • 2012-2013
        • Signed MOU with Representative for Children and Youth October 2013
      • 2013-2014
        • Signed LOU with Ktunaxa Kinbasket Tribal Council March 2014
      • 2014-2015
        • Signed MOU with Lii Michif Otipemisiwak January 2015
      • 2015-2016
        • Signed MOU with Adoptive Families Association of BC February 2016
      • 2017-2018
        • Signed MOU with the Federation of Community Social Services BC
      • 2018-2019
        • Signed Letter of Commitment with MCFD to begin Jurisdiction of Metis Children and Youth in Care
      • 2019-2020
        • Signed new Letter of Commitment with the Representative for Children and Youth BC


    Other Relevant Achievements:

    • Kelowna Métis Association Community Board Member 1997-1998
    • Over 35 years’ education and work experience in Social Services and Counselling
    • Post-Secondary Education OUC/UBC, Douglas College, Langara College
    • Certified Instructor Master Level Crisis Prevention Institute of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
    • Member of Canadian Alliance of Life Skills Coaches and Associations 22 years


    Favorite Quotes:

    “There are no problems, only solutions.” John Lennon

    “People say with pride, I’m not interested in politics” They might just as well say, I am not interested in my standard of living, my job, my health, my rights, my freedom, my future or any future!” Martha Gillhorn



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Re-elect Daniel Pitman


My main focus as Region Director and Minister for Children and Family for the last 8 years, has been that I fully believe that families represent the hub of a Red River Cart. Every spoke that stems from the hub voice areas of concern for Metis people i.e. Section 35 Rights, Health, Education, Employment, Economic Development, Early Learning, Childcare etc. Until we solidify our inherent rights in the Province of BC we will not get the recognition and respect we deserve. I will continue as I always have to ensure we get our voices heard.
Kishchee tey mo’yawn aen li Michif wi’yawn
(Proud to be Métis)
Re-elect Daniel Pitman for Region 3 Director














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PLANH Grant Deadline Extension

PlanH Community Connectedness and Healthy Community Engagement Grants

Deadline: Extended to July 15, 2020

PlanH is offering $5,000 for community connectedness and up to $15,000 for healthy community engagement initiatives. The Community Connectedness Grant (formerly Social Connectedness) parameters have been revised in response to COVID-19, and now prioritize community belonging, mental health, and community resiliency.

Metis Youth British Columbia Event

Join the Ministry of Youth at Métis Nation BC for an inclusive, celebratory, PRIDE EVENT from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday August 1st for 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-spirit (2S), lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and/or non-binary). Allies and citizens of all ages are welcome to attend. Drop in and virtually share your PRIDE by sharing a message, poem, music, or artwork. In celebration, we will be pulling prizes for virtual participants.


Guests include:

• Métis Two-Spirit Elder, Charlotte Nolin

• Qmunity

• Regional Youth Representative, Drew Nagao



2:00 – 2:10 Welcoming and Zoom housekeeping

2:10 – 2:30 Smart Terms with Qmunity

2:30 – 2:40 Pride Participation Interaction

2:40 – 3:00 MMF’s Two Spirit Local

3:00 – 3:15 Pride Participation Interaction

3:15 – 3:20 MYBC 2SLGBTQ+ Working Group

3:20 – 3:40 Pride Participation Interaction

3:40 – 4:00 Closing


In an effort to provide a safe event space, pre-registration is required for this event.

*Registration is through EventBrite and the Zoom link and code will be mailed out the day before the event. *


To participate in the PRIDE PRIZE DRAW simply turn on your camera and we will call on you in the chat. Once called, turn on your mike to share something with the viewers and we will pull a Prize. Prizes include jewellery, books, mugs, gift cards, bags, art pieces, colouring books, etc.


On Zoom, attendees are recommended to edit their name and add pronouns to be more inclusive. Ie. Nikki (She/Her) for this event. If you have any questions please email Paris at the Ministry of Youth at