If you need immediate help, please call the Metis Crisis Line at 1-833-METIS-BC (1-833-638-4722) or 811 Health Line
The Coronavirus pandemic has put the world on a new track, and the new social norms required to slow the spread of the virus are putting strains on our daily lives.
First, we can offer a curated list of some useful links, please check our Nova Metis Compiled Reference for COVID-19.
Nova Metis Heritage Association is deferring our 2020 AGM until sometime next year.
The Nova Métis Heritage Association Board of Directors has moved, and hereby gives Notice, to defer the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) until sometime before November 1st, 2021, as empowered by the Registrar of Companies for BC Societies (1).
The response to CoViD-19 in 2020 has effected us in many ways, and this year has seen many challenges for Nova Métis. We considered the effort to host a digital / virtual / Online AGM, and found our time, effort, and resources would be insufficient at this time.
The Métis flag represents the merging of two cultures, and symbolizes the creation of a new society with roots in both First Nations and European traditions. The Métis have two flags; both flags have the same design, an infinity symbol, but are either red or blue.
The Métis (pronounced “May-tee”) are one of the recognized distinct Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. During the height of the fur trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, many European fur traders married First Nations women. The eventual establishment of Métis communities outside of these cultures and settlements, as well as the intermarriage between Métis men and Métis women, resulted in a new Aboriginal people—the Métis. The Métis people helped to shape the Canada of today, mainly in terms of the expansion of the West.
The Métis are a distinct Aboriginal nation and share a history, culture (song, dance, dress, national symbols, etc.), a unique language (Michif), distinct way of life, and a collective identity. The Métis homeland includes regions scattered across Canada, as well as parts of the northern United States.