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DC hosting Métis Nation of BC

Annual general meeting, and other events running Thursday through Sunday. Cultural showcase on display!
Culture and heritage will be on display.
Culture and heritage will be on display.

The Métis Nation of British Columbia's AGM is being held at the Encana Events Centre Thursday though Sunday.

While the AGM portion is closed to the public, a trade show and cultural showcase fair will run 9 to 4pm on Friday and Saturday, and until noon on Sunday.

On Friday the Métis Women of British Columbia will be having an evening discussion from 7-9pm. There will be doing a screening of “Women in the Shadows” a film about the journey of discovering Métis identity and looking for the stories of foremothers, by BC Metis filmmaker, Christine Welsh, noted event organizer Tracey Thornhill.

 “It would be great to encourage the local community to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the Métis Nation,” said Judy Kucharuk with Encana Events.

The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) represents nearly 70,000 self-identified Métis people in British Columbia. Of that, nearly 16,000 are provincially registered Métis Citizens with MNBC.  Recognized by the Métis National Council, the Provincial Government of British Columbia and the Federal Government of Canada the Métis Nation British Columbia is the official governing body of the Métis in BC.