Who we are
- A chartered community of Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)
- Part of Region #3 – the Thompson Okanagan
- A community that serves the Métis citizens of Kamloops and the surrounding areas
- We include Clearwater, east to Chase, south of Kamloops, and west of Cache Creek
- A registered non-profit society
- To develop information and communication networks within Two Rivers Metis Society (TRMS) and the broader community serving the Métis people.
- To encourage Métis people to serve their community and to develop their talents and capabilities proudly.
- To promote programs and services which support the spiritual, cultural, health, educational, economic, legal, and recreational needs of Métis people within Kamloops and area.
- To promote Métis culture and assist Métis people and their families in conducting their Métis Citizenship and Chartered Métis Community acceptance.
- To engage in any manner of activity that is lawful for the raising of funds that is used in the enhancement of Métis cultural activities.
- To coordinate and promote the common interest of Métis people through every means possible within the framework of this constitution.
- To create awareness of cultural and social activities of our Métis community.
- To represent all genders and ages of people respectfully and equally in all TRMS activities in our individual roles as Métis people.
- Provincial Métis Identification by MNBC
- Education training, bursaries, and scholarships
- Business training and programs
- Métis heritage and culture knowledge
- Updates on community events and celebrations
Participate with us in our celebrations and activities
- National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st
- Canada Day Celebration – July 1st
- Louis Riel Celebration – November 16th
- MNBC Workshops
- Indigenous Healthy Living
- Métis Kitchen Party
- TRMS Socials, Workshops, and Events
- Learning Métis Language – Michif
- Métis Culture Sharing at TRMS GMs/ Workshops
- Building Métis Culture Resource Kits
- Sharing Métis Culture with the Community
- TRMS Elders Connection and Honouring
- Métis Youth Camps – confidence and skill building
- Métis Youth at TRU (University) – Métis Culture Support for MNBC Event
- TRMS and Social Media – Visibility and Accessibility for Two Rivers Métis
- Métis Monday on Facebook – sharing Métis facts, connecting and moving forward
- TRMS Facebook Site
- TRMS Website
- TRMS Membership Drive
- MNBC and TRMS Community Acceptance
- TRMS Membership Cards Updated
- TRMS Membership Record-Keeping Procedures
- Donations and Support from Community Groups
- Partnering with Indigenous Groups for Projects and Visibility
Volunteering Helps Make A Healthy Métis Community
Whether you are new to the region, a new member or an active member in the community, Two Rivers would like to connect and support the Métis members in their volunteering efforts.
Benefits of Volunteering include:
- A sense of personal satisfaction
- The opportunity to discover an interest, an experience, or your Métis identity
- The sharing of stories, ideas, and talents with the general public
- Educating our youth on Métis history, culture, heritage, language and traditions
- Promoting our Métis artisans, businesses, and cultural achievements
- Becoming more involved in your local Métis community
Current Volunteering Positions:
- general meeting set up
- kitchen prep/help at meetings
- Métis Culture Committee: researching Métis Culture, building display and interactive resources, sharing Métis Culture