President Lipinski attends first ringing of the “Bell of Batoche” at the MNBC Annual General Meeting

Photo credit: Angel Fisher

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C MNBC Annual General Meeting delegates with the Bell of Batoche. (Left to right) MNO President
Gary Lipinski, “Keeper of the Bell” Billyjo Delaronde, MNA Vice President Toby Racette, MNBC
citizen Sadie Lukan, MNA President Audrey Poitras, MNBC President Bruce Dumont, and North
Island Métis Nation Community President Michael Dumont.

From September 28-30, the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) held their 16th Annual General Meeting in Richmond, British Columbia.

As is tradition, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski was among the invited dignities that attended and provided welcoming remarks.

One of the highlights of meeting was the first ringing of the Marie Antoinette “the Bell of Batoche” in British Columbia. MNBC Regional Director Marilynn Taylor, a direct descendant of the Caron’s and Fayant’s of Batoche was selected to be the first Métis citizen in British Columbia to ring Marie.

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