BC Wildfire Update, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

FNLC BC Wildfire Update: July 19, 2017 Updated as of 4:00 PM, Tuesday July 19, 2017 Updates: BC’s State of Emergency status has been extended by an additional two weeks (August 2nd) As of Wednesday July 19, 2017, there are 155 wildfires burning across B.C.15 of these fires are threatening communities. 15 First Nations communities … Read More

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017By BCAFN STAFFNews No Comments

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Updated as of 4:00 pm, Monday July 17, 2017 UPDATES: As of Monday, July 17, 2017, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C. spanning greater than 131,000 hectares. Twenty First Nations communities are affected by the wildfires. The wildfires have already displaced around 40,000 people; another 27,000 people have been told … Read More

BC Wildfire Update: July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 12, 2017 UPDATES: There are 185 wildfires are burning across B.C. including 12 new fire starts from yesterday. Many of these fires are burning in interface areas across the Kamloops Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre. Continuing warm and dry conditions are expected for the rest of … Read More

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 11, 2017 UPDATES: The city of Williams Lake is now on an Evacuation Alert. The community of Little Fort has lifted the evacuation order, but they remain on an evacuation alert. The town of 100 Mile House: residents have been told to go north to Prince George. The village of Ashcroft … Read More

BCAFN supports the SSN decision regarding KGHM mine

March 6, 2017By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Secwe̓pemc Territory/Kamloops, BC –March 6, 2016) On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc (SSN) Joint Council announced that they would not give their free, prior, and informed consent to the development of the lands known as Pipsell, for the KGHM Ajax Mine. The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) fully supports the … Read More

REGIONAL CHIEF ENCOURAGES ALL TO WEAR ORANGE SHIRTS IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND HONOUR OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

September 30, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Today marks ‘Orange Shirt Day,’ a day to commemorate, acknowledge, and honour residential school survivors. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stated, “On this day we must reflect on the horrors of the residential school system, and the intergenerational effects on First Nations communities, families, and individuals. We must continue the important work of implementing the 94 … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON WITNESSES RECONCILIATION CEREMONY WITH DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

September 27, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Songhees Territory/Victoria, BC– September 27, 2016) – Yesterday, BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson witnessed the Duke of Cambridge affix the Ring of Reconciliation to the Black Rod at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria in the presence of First Nations leaders, government leaders and other dignitaries. The Black Rod is a ceremonial staff created … Read More

INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA ENGAGE FIRST NATIONS ON EXISTING GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE INDIAN ACT

September 20, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is hosting a 1 day event and is inviting First Nations, Tribal Councils, Aboriginal organizations, community members, and the public to participate in a day of Descheneaux Engagement on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Marriot Vancouver Pinnacle from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following topics … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON STANDS WITH TREATY 8 NATIONS AGAINST THE SITE C HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

September 14, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Algonquin Territory/Ottawa– September 14, 2016) – Yesterday, British Columbia Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stood with Treaty 8 First Nations, including Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations, allies and supporters on Parliament Hill to call on the Trudeau Government to fulfill its commitment that now is the time for a renewed nation-to-nation relationship between First … Read More