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Métis Nation British Columbia’s (MNBC) historic budget, approved this past March, includes a record funding of $972,000 to the Ministry of Environmental Protection to help preserve and conserve the land that Métis people in B.C. engage with.
The investment in environmental protection will strengthen the ability of MNBC to protect our natural resources and Métis way of life. It highlights the key connections that Métis people have with the land, with dedicated funding distributed as follows:
“Métis have a longstanding connection to the land,” says Susie Hooper, MNBC Minister of Environmental Protection. “These investments will help ensure that future generations of Métis people in B.C. can enjoy harvesting and land use opportunities as their ancestors did before them.”
“These programs at MNBC help promote participation in stewardship of the environment,” says Alicia Fernando, member of the Tri-River Métis Association. “Continued promotion of environmental protection and conservation is important as we look many Metis generations into the future and the impacts already being felt by climate change.”
More information on the budget can be found at MNBC.ca/budget