The Metis Nation of British Columbia is hosting a number of community engagement sessions in the East Kootenay.
East Kootenay Metis residents are invited to their Metis Rights and Reconciliation Community Engagement events.
Director of Operations Colette Trudeau says the sessions are meant to seek input on issues on recognition of rights and self determination, reconcilliation with the province, citizenship registry and community acceptance and more.
“We’re talking about what a better relationship with province looks like for Metis people. We’re also talking about Section 35 rights and the work that we’re doing at the federal level.”
Trudeau says they’re hoping to hear plenty of feedback from the engagement sessions.
“We have a general idea of the issues and challenges that are facing Metis people, but we really want to know what that looks like on the ground. We want to get feedback, we want to make sure that we are actually actioning Metis peopleès voices, so that’s why it’s so incredibly important to come out, have your voice heard.”
Sessions take place in Cranbrook Monday, October 1st at Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, Fernie Tuesday, October 2nd at the Causeway Bay Hotel, Invermere Wednesday, October 3rd at Christ Church Trinity and Thursday, October 4th in Golden at the Civic Centre.
Times for all events are from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
– Colette Trudeau – Director of Operations, Metis Nation of British Columbia