Prince George – The 2019 Metis Nation Of BC Annual General Meeting is in Prince George from September 13 to 15.
Chilliwack Metis elder and Sto:lo business leader Louis De Jaeger will be in attendance.
Among the many highlights, the MNBC Ministry of Métis Women BC is hosting two very important presentations: the Be More than a Bystander (BMTAB) Presentation and the Sashing our Warriors (SOW) Presentation on Friday, September 13th at the AGM.
BMTAB participation: Male-identifying attendees are encouraged to participate in this presentation hosted by Ending Violence Association BC (EVA BC) and facilitated by the BC Lions (JR LaRose & Will Loftus).The BMTAB presentation will focus on the importance of creating a safe environment for individuals, what it means to be more than a bystander, and how people can initiate change.
SOW participation: Woman-identifying attendees are encouraged to participate in this presentation hosted by the Sashing our Warriors Researchers (Dr. Natalie Clark, Patricia Barakas, & Robline (Robbi) Davey). The SOW presentation will focus on a high-level overview of and next steps for the Sashing our Warriors research which was the result of over 495 survey responses from Métis women and girls across the Province regarding their experience of violence.
The material will be shared during these sessions that might bring up memories, thoughts or feelings that can be settled with appropriate supports.