What’s New @ KBC – Summer 2019
Just as publicly traded companies have to report quarterly financial results, I’ve decided to present a brief quarterly report on projects and progress at KBC. So despite a few more weeks of Summer 2019 here I go with my Summer Quarterly Update.
Métis Financial Corporation of BC
In May, I had the opportunity to facilitate a Strategic Planning session for the Board and staff of the Métis Financial Corporation of BC (MFCBC). It was held in Kelowna and we began with a golf game at The Harvest Golf Club. I may recommend that all strategic planning sessions begin with a round of golf at a superb course, or at least something active and fun.
MFCBC provides financial services to Métis entrepreneurs around BC and the Board wanted a strategic plan to guide the organization for the next three years. The 1st MFCBC Strategic Plan will be released soon and posted on their website at www.mfcbc.ca.
Cheslatta Carrier Nation
In July, I had the opportunity to attend my 1st ever Cheslatta Carrier Nation annual Campout. I had heard about this week-long gathering of Cheslatta members from far and wide for years. All I can say is that if you ever get the opportunity to attend don’t think twice. It’s a week-long celebration of Cheslatta history, culture and a chance for families to reconnect on the shores of Cheslatta Lake. Wednesday is considered Visitors Day at the Campout.
This year Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Hon. Scott Fraser stopped by to help celebrate the signing of a Settlement Agreement between the Cheslatta and Province of BC. A number of other representatives of Cheslatta business partners did the same and despite cool temperatures and almost steady rain, it was a great day for everyone who attended.
Lheidli T’enneh Nation
In July, I also enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Lheidli T’enneh Nation (LTN) on development of their 1st monthly newsletter in some years. This is part of Chief and Council’s commitment to members to communicate more effectively and frequently. The response from members was extremely positive.
LTN is also updating its website and the SEPTEMBER edition of Lheidli Whut’en Dustl’us will be distributed in early September.
Enjoy the last days of summer and I’ll be back with my Fall Quarterly Update in a few months!