Regional Chief Gottfriedson Represents the AFN at the Progressive Trade Forum

September 9, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

(September 09, 2016 – Mississauga Territory – Toronto, ON) Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke on a panel regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) consultations and Canada’s plan to partner with Indigenous leaders and organizations to ensure First Nations Inherent Rights, Title, and Treaty Rights are upheld in the international trade relationships Canada engages in. “First Nations are open … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON MARKS SEPTEMBER 6 AS A HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION IN BC

September 8, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – September 7, 2016) – Yesterday, the BCAFN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Business Council which outlines a partnership for economic development between First Nations and business leaders in BC, focusing on a shared vision going forward to remedy the negative economic and social outcomes currently facing many … Read More

Regional Chief at the World Indigenous Business Forum

August 25, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

BCAFN Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke today at the World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) in Saskatoon, SK. 2016 marks the first time this important event was held in Canada! The Regional Chief made a point of putting Beautiful British Columbia’s name forward as a potential host for future WIBF events. Stay tuned for more updates … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON ACKNOWLEDGES CHIEF MARJORIE MCRAE AND OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS

August 12, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – August 11, 2016) On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 British Columbia loss a lifelong leader and champion of First Nations Rights and Title, Chief Marjorie McRae, Gitanmaax. “On behalf of the BC Assembly of First Nations, I send heartfelt sympathies and condolences toChief Marjorie McRae’s family and friends. I am deeply saddened by … Read More

BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stands with families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in BC as Federal Government makes its announcement regarding the National Inquiry

August 3, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – August 3, 2016) – BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stood with the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in BC as the Federal Government made its announcement today regarding the National Inquiry. The Federal Government announced the terms of reference for the Inquiry and identified the five commissioners … Read More

BCAFN Regional Economic Development Sessions: Round 1 Recap

June 21, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews 2 Comments

In recognition of the importance of economic development to community advancement and nation building, the BCAFN hosted a series of regional meetings to receive feedback and advice from First Nations from across BC for the development of a regional economic development strategy. Meetings were held in Prince George (Northern), Enderby (Interior), Chilliwack (Fraser Valley), Parksville (Vancouver … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 20, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

  (Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – June 21st, 2016) Since 1996, National Aboriginal Day has been recognized as the official holiday celebrating the many cultures, achievements, resilience, and strength of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. On this 20th anniversary, BC Assembly of First Nation Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson remarks, “as First Nations peoples, National Aboriginal Day … Read More