Kikino Metis Children & Family Services Society's office has recently moved. We are now located at:
369 Victoria Street Prince George, BC V2L 2J6
Kikino Metis Children & Family Services Society is a non-profit society that was founded in 2003, as a need was recognized that Métis children and families living in the Prince George region did not have direct access to culturally specific advocacy and support services, exclusive to their Métis heritage.
We provide broad-based community prevention and education programs that are geared towards everyone in the community, as we recognize that all families need support in raising their children. Our Programs are designed to nourish the dignity and integrity of the family, to build community spirit and to affirm our Métis cultural identity.
Defining Who We Are
We are Métis, with roots and rights that extend 9,000 years into this continent.
We are neither First Nations nor Inuit, nor are we European immigrants to this land, instead we are the middle-ground between camps; the compromise between differences and; the dawn that separates night and day.
We are not half-breeds, but the children born of a marriage between two very different worlds.
Our right and our purpose is to strengthen the voice of justice and bend the arm of greed, whose hand has taken far too much from the mouths of the meek.
The very duality of our heritage appoints us, and no other, to the task of mediating between the new and ancient ways, that we might be the People to strike a chord of lasting harmony amidst the mounting chaos of nations.
The essence of our uniquely diverse culture is Harmony, or in the moment of our conception there was union.
The birth of the Métis Nation signifies the undeniable powers of those possessed of tolerance and the gentle spirit of compromise. The birthright of our people is to mediate on behalf of justice and common good for both our parent strains, and bring forth a means of governance that protects and prospers all who would be unjustly treated.
To be Métis is to be blessed with the best fruit of not one, but two family trees.
We are not “half” of anything but doubled. Being twice blessed, we are likewise proud, strong, and determined.
By: Terry St. Amant