Métis Cultural Kinnections Youth Forum

The Métis Cultural Kinnections Youth Forum is an initiative of Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) that aims to provide an opportunity to Métis youth ages 15-19, from across the province who are living in care or in an out-of-care arrangement to learn about their culture and connect with the land. The forum will provide a culturally safe and supportive environment for the youth where they can connect with respected Métis Elders, leaders, community members, and other Métis youth. Through these relationships, youth will connect with their culture and their people. There will also be many opportunities to be out on the land and participate in outdoor activities such as archery and hiking.

Who is eligible to attend?
MNBC Youth Citizens and self-identified Métis Youth living in the province of BC, who are in the Continuing Custody (CCO) of the Director or on a Youth Agreement (YAG). Métis Youth do not need a MNBC citizenship card to attend the forum.

Travel and Accommodation
Travel and accommodation will be organized and paid for by Métis Nation British Columbia. Please ensure that your contact information on the forms is complete and that your travel and preferences are clearly stated. Once your registration forms have been submitted, you will be contacted by a Coordinator to arrange your travel booking. Please note that all travel will be booked in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.  You must be available to travel for the full day on Friday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Date and Location of Camp
February 28th – March 1st, 2020 at Ness Lake

Please have youth connect with Brittney through their social worker or email their social worker with me CC’d in the email. My contact information is bbertrand@mnbc.ca, Brittney Bertrand Youth program coordinator.

Order of British Columbia – See here for nomination details

 2020 Call for Nominations!

Since its inception, British Columbians have been appointed to the Order from all regions of the province, and in numbers generally proportionate to a region’s population. The Order was established by statute on April 21, 1989, to recognize those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. The Order represents the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens.  The Order will be bestowed on the most outstanding British Columbians possessing the above qualifications annually.

Any person is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as a candidate for appointment to the Order of British Columbia. Nominations and letters of support occur annually and must be received by the first Friday in March to be considered in the same calendar year. Nominations received after this will be included in the selection process for the following year.   Click here for nomination form and more information.

All nominations are confidential. Should your nominee be unsuccessful, you will be informed by letter and have the option to carry forward your nomination for consideration in the following year’s selection process.



Kind regards,


Tracey Thornhill

Manager of Communications & Special Events




#107 – 5668 192 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 2V7

Ph: 604-557-5851 (Ext. 8215) / TF: 1-800-940-1150 (Ext. 8215)

Cell: 604-317-9585



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Kischee tey mo’ yawn aen li Michif wi’yawn (Proud to be Métis)


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MNBC Funding Opportunity

REMINDER – Fully Funded Training Opportunity
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Thu 11/28, 3:02 PM
MNBC Training Opportunity
Introduction to Construction Worker

Fully Funded Supports Included

MNBC is pleased to announce a fully-funded 12-week Introduction to Construction Training Program.

Program Details:

Fully Funded Supports Include:

 Free Program for Metis Nation Participants
 Paid Training stipend of $150 per week
 Paid Work Practicum
 Daily Lunch Program

Includes a FREE starter tool belt, start-up tools and CSA Work Boots.

An opportunity to learn new skills, earn required safety certifications and gain valuable work experience on your paid practicum. Email: Jon at skillstraining@mnbc.caor phone 604-506-1989 Program starts on January 13, 2020, and is located at Kwantlen in Cloverdale.

 Safety Certificates include:
Occupational First Aid Level 1, Traffic Control, WHIMIS, Aerial Work Platforms and SafeWork Practice (2 weeks)
 ITA accredited Construction Craft Worker Training: carpentry, construction math, safe tool usage, fastening, scaffolding and workplace projects (7 weeks)
 Job readiness training and interview skills (1 week)
 Paid job placement work practicum (2 weeks)
 Training Location: Surrey, BC

Email: Jon at skillstraining@mnbc.ca or phone 604-506-1989

The program starts on January 13, 2020, and is located at Kwantlen in Cloverdale.

Our mailing address is:

107-5668 192 Street Surrey, BC V3S 2V7

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VDMA and KMA Louis Riel Event

Kelowna and Vernon are holding their Louis Riel day celebration on Sunday November 17th at the People Place in Vernon from 11am – 4pm.  We will be having a traditional luncheon of rabbit stew, tortierre with gravy, potatoes, and bannock and cake for dessert.  We will be doing a mini Metis cart craft and will have live music and will show a 10 minute video of the life of Louis Riel