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Métis Nation British Columbia signs historic memorandum of understanding

On October 13, 2017, the Métis Nation British Columbia signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia (FCSSBC). The partnership focuses on bringing and keeping Métis children, youth, and families in their homes through distinction-based, Métis-specific services and the development of Métis MORE

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BC government allocates funds for Indigenous child welfare

The BC government has made available $6.4 million to BC First Nations communities and agencies aimed specifically at family reunification and preservation, and will increase that funding to $9.5 annually starting in 2018. “Indigenous communities are in the best position to identify and deliver services and supports that will have MORE


Indigenous Early Years education bursary

The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) has launched a new $1 million Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary program. Made possible with the support of the Provincial Office for the Early Years, eligible program types include certificate, diploma and associate’s degree programs. For more information contact Senior Project Officer MORE

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BCACCS calls on BC government to collaborate on distinct Indigenous ELCC

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, a First Call coalition member, has released a powerful press release calling on the provincial government to collaborate with Indigenous families, communities, organizations and governments to create a separate Indigenous approach to Indigenous early learning and child care in BC. The organization is seeking MORE


Métis Nation British Columbia releases report on Métis youth programming

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the finding of the Métis Youth Programmingresearch project. The research on youth programming was conducted to create effective and culturally-relevant employment and education programs for Métis Youth that are delivered to and by MNBC’s Métis Chartered Communities.  Over 350 Métis Youth participated in the MORE


Indigenous youth lead the way towards reconciliation

Three young Indigenous leaders, Maatalii Okalik, Gabrielle Fayant, and André Bear, have been appointed to gather input from Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth across Canada about programs that can empower and support them  in order to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 66, which calls for multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs MORE


Calls for action on Indigenous rights on anniversary of UNDRIP adoption by the UN

Thursday, September 14th marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). According to the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNDRIP provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-­‐based approach is essential to address the MORE


Case study of prenatal nutrition care in a rural First Nations community

This qualitative project is a collaboration between First Nations Health Authority, Haisla Nation, and The University of British Columbia. Using a community-centric, case study framework, the study explores the experiences of the birthing population and care providers of accessing and providing nutrition care and programs within the Northern community of MORE