FVMA Board Election
Our Board Election is on January 27th, 2021. Please register so you can make your voice heard! When you register, please let us know if you hold a FVMA membership along with an MNBC card. If possible, please supply your card numbers at the time of registration.
2021 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
D R A F T
6:45pm Confirmation of Attendance
7:00pm Territory Acknowledgement & Prayer - Marie Bercier
President’s Report - Intern President - Pixie Wells
Treasury Report - Intern Treasurer - Carly Hale
Youth Report - Neesha Pooni
COVID-19 Committee Report - Carly Hale
7:40pm Election - Patrick Harrington - Region 2 Director
President - Pixie Wells
Vice President - Carly Hale
Secretary - Kelly Penner
Treasurer - Kerry Kurpiela
Youth Representative - Lexy Sanderson
Women’s Representative -
Director - Marie Bercier
Director - Chris Kelly
Director - Jennifer Sanderson
Director - Vanessa Flurey
New Board will meet directly after AGM
Fraser Valley Métis Association
Working together to promote a strong, healthy, Métis community
We will build a resilient and inclusive community that will strengthen our culture and improve the well-being of the Métis people within the Fraser Valley
Fraser Valley Métis Association serves and represents the Métis people, providing events and opportunities to strengthen our communities and revitalize our Métis culture
Community, Respect, Inclusion, Engagement, Integrity and Cultural Preservation
Cliff is the Grandfather of a FVMA member. Clifford is an MNBC citizen who's Metis bloodline includes Isadore Dumont, brother to Gabriel Dumont. He has lived in Agassiz, BC for more than 50 years. Cliff is now 92 years old and was interviewed about his time in Agassiz and more as part of the 125 year celebration in Agassiz. Click the button below to hear the interview.
About Métis People
Métis are people of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry, and one of the three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Métis is used to describe communities of mixed European and Indigenous descent across Canada, and a specific community of people that define themselves as the Métis Nation — which originated largely in Western Canada radiating outwards from the Red River Settlement.
Am I Métis?
The Métis National Council (MNC), the political organization that
represents the Métis Nation, defined “Métis” in 2002 as: “a person who self-identifies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples, is of historic Métis Nation ancestry and who is accepted by the Métis Nation.”
Métis Citizenship & Community Membership
1) Applicant must first apply to MNBC Central Registry and once MNBC Central Registry has verified & validated the genealogy they will...
2) require that you are accepted by a local community as the last step in acceptance as a Registered Métis Citizen. At that time, you may complete and submit a Fraser Valley Metis Association application.
3) FVMA membership application form must be filled-out completely and can be submitted by mail, email, or through our website. Fees have been eliminated.
4) Community acceptance begins with submitting an application and is completed when you get involved by attending events or being a volunteer.
Two pieces of identification (which must be shown when the citizen Card is picked up.)
Fraser Valley Métis Association
3277 Gladwin Rd
Abbotsford, V2T 4Y9