JULY 12, 2017



Smiling on the Outside. Crying on the Inside.

Countless people are in pain, and many are uncertain how to manage this pain. As a result, some individuals turn to substance abuse, self-harm, or even suicide. Sadly, many people are suffering in silence. A smile can appear on the outside while they are crying on the inside. For years, this was Allan.

Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan clearly explains why individuals act on destructive behaviors in the first place. He identifies key signs, reviews tools of intervention, and discusses how one teacher was able to change his life during his own personal challenges. Finally, Allan challenges people to take an honest look at what lies beneath their pain, and provides the tools to heal through a holistic approach. Through an interactive quiz, Allan ensures that all participants walk away with an increased understanding of these prevalent issues.

Allan’s captivating message brings people out from the shadows and into the light. Nobody needs to be fixed, but the value of being seen and heard is immeasurable. Allan gently reminds us that we can each assist individuals to acknowledge their personal challenges, and empower them to find their voice in times of need.

 Allan Kehler is a highly sought-after speaker who has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach. He has spent years working as an addictions counselor, clinical case manager, and college instructor. Allan’s writing has been published in countless national magazines, and his books can be found in classrooms and workplaces across Canada. Allan resides in Saskatoon with

his beautiful wife, four sons, two dogs, and cat ‘Hank the Tank’.


Teepee Talk Newsletter May 2017

Teepee Talk Newsletter May 2017 Upcoming Local Events:

Métis Association Monthly Meeting May 18th – 5pm for snacks and socializing 5:30 meeting Women’s Resource Centre Market Ave. Lots to get involved in you don’t have to just come to meetings we have lots of great hands on projects to help out in our community.

Traditional Hide Tanning June 2, 3 & 4 . Learn and participate – need young strong muscles, people to support and serve and cook food. This is an amazing opportunity to receive these teachings from Billy. If you are interested contact Myrna at 250-442-5513 Community Drum Circle June 5th 6:30pm at the Scouts Hall 586 – 72 Ave. Everyone Welcome brings drums and people

Aboriginal Grad Recognition Luncheons Grand Forks – May 26, 2017 – Noon Midway for BCSS – May 31, 2017 – noon we could use some volunteers to help cook

Aboriginal Gathering “Friday Group” Every Friday from Noon -3pm – Glanville Centre Come for fellowship and teachings – Just drop in

In the Province and Country First Annual National Gathering of Elders event happening in September 2017 The National Elders Gathering is a four-day event, The main event starting with a grand entry of nations, a showcase of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures from across Canada, a dance, tours of Edmonton and area and a forum on issues such as climate change, missing and murdered Indigenous women, revitalization of Indigenous languages and culture as well as reconciliation. More information; Our website is: http://www.ngekanata.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nationalgatheringofElders2017 Twitter Page: twitter.com/NGE2017 With any inquiries or questions, please email: eventcoordinator@negkanata.com

Métis Nation Health Survey Métis Nation BC has received funds from Service Canada to perform a needs assessment through a Communities at Risk funding stream. This assessment will allow us to gather Métis specific data on the challenges that the Métis people of British Columbia face not only during training but also in gaining and maintaining employment. Our intent is to gather as much Métis specific information as possible through surveys both online and via telephone. The more Métis specific data we can gather, the more leverage we will have when negotiating contracts and for future funding opportunities. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communitiesatrisk If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Clement Program Coordinator – Special Projects Métis Nation British Columbia Cell: 778-349-7216

Indigenous Early Years Scholarships and Bursaries
The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) is pleased to announce the launch of a new $1 million Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary program. This initiative is made possible with the support of the Provincial Office for the Early Years. The Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary Program will add to the NRT
Foundation’s 1,719 students funded to date, by ensuring that more than 200 additional
Indigenous students living in BC will be able to access post-secondary funding. The NRT
Foundation is offering to offer scholarships to Indigenous students who currently reside in British Columbia and are enrolled in Early Years related programs. The NRT Foundation is encouraging Metis applicants – Undergraduate scholarships are $5,000, Masters are $10,000, and Doctorate are $20,000. For more information please visit:

The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) represents nearly 70,000 self-identified Métis
people in British Columbia; of that, more than 6,000 are provincially registered Métis Citizens with MNBC. The Métis National Council and the Provincial Government of British Columbia as well as the Federal Government of Canada recognizes the MNBC as the official governing organization for Métis in BC.For more information:

Please contact Tracey Thornhill, MNBC Executive
Assistant and Communications Officer
1-800-940-1150 / 604-557-5851

The Boundary Métis Community Association
can be reached at boundarymetiscommunity@gmail.com
or by phone

Myrna Logan, President

Jean Lloyd, Vice President

June Boundary Métis Community Association Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017
5pm for socializing and snacks
5:30pm meeting start
Women’s Resource Centre, 268 Market
Ave. Grand Forks