Indigenous Rights are Constitutionally protected. The Right to self-government/determination is a right which is supported by other legal precedents and instruments like the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, and UNDRIP.
Our governance is focused on building/establishing business/proponent and government-to-government relationships.
We are a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia and Métis Nation of Canada however are exercising elements of our rights to self-government/determination.
We respectfully require direct communication protocols for any business or rights activities pertaining to the citizens and in the Elk Valley. For more information please see our Consultation Guidelines.
Our collaboration model communicates how we envision engagements and relationships with other governments or organizations.
Reconciliation is an activity that requires participation from everyone. As we are building capacity to support reconciliation efforts in the region we look forward to hearing from you!
If you are a citizen who has interest in doing more with our community, we want to hear from you!
Opportunities could include:
- supporting events
- Elder or youth activities
- Traditional knowledge researching and documentation
- participating in meetings with governments
- participating in meetings with industries or companies
- presentations (development and presentation)
All our relations...we are all Treaty people and as Indigenous peoples we have unique rights. We are starting to develop programs to support our citizen's understanding of their rights.
If you are Métis, or you simply want to learn more, we are here to help! Contact Us if you have any questions.
In addition to MNBC's educational support, check out the funding provided by Indspire at the link below.
COVID has been especially challenging.
We will graciously accept donations from locals and use them to support our local citizens.
We look forward to connecting with you to collaborate on how you might be able to assist.