Re-elect Daniel Pitman for Region 3 Director

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“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

    Web: https://tometis.com/

    Email: michif123@gmail.com

    Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ThompsonOkanaganMetis

     

     

     

     

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