BCAFN Regional Chief Supports Federal Funding For First Nations Policing

January 11, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – January 11, 2018) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomed the announcement yesterday from the federal government that they are committing to an additional $189.2 million dollars in funding for the First Nations Policing Program. This announcement comes after a 2017 budget commitment of $102 million was criticized as insufficient to address the … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Applauds Rejection of KGHM Ajax Mine

December 15, 2017By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 15, 2017) On December 14, the BC NDP government refused to grant an environmental assessment certificate to the proposed KGHM Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine. The project, which would have been located approximately 10 kilometres southwest of Kamloops and on the traditional territories of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Criticizes Approval of Site C Dam Continuation

December 11, 2017By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 11, 2017) This morning, the BC NDP government made the decision to continue construction on the Site C hydro-electric Dam project over the objections of the Prophet River, West Moberly First Nations and other First Nation organizations. The Site C hydroelectric project will be the third in a series of … Read More

BCAFN Congratulate Tsilhqot’in Nation in Their Fight Against Taseko Mines and Flawed Environmental Assessments

December 8, 2017By webmasterNews

( Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC ) – The BCAFN is congratulating the Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against flawed environmental assessment processes , and the protection of their lands and waters . On December 5, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited. These cases demonstrate … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Appointed to National Fisheries, Justice & Economic Development Portfolios

December 7, 2017By webmasterNews

(Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, Ontario – December 7, 2017) BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee has been appointed by National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to several AFN Chiefs Committees, including the National Fisheries Committee, the Committee on Economic Development, and the Committee on Justice. These appointments come as First Nations leaders from … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Acknowledges Elder Leonard George And Offers Condolences To His Family And Friends

December 7, 2017By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George – December 7, 2017) On Wednesday December 6, 2017 we lost a lifelong leader, elder and friend, Chief Leonard George of Tsleil Waututh Nation. Chief George was an enigmatic and well-respected community leader, businessman, cultural and spiritual leader of the Tsleil Waututh Nation. “On behalf of the BC Assembly of First … Read More

BCAFN Fall 2017 Newsletter

December 6, 2017By webmasterNews

An update of active and ongoing areas of BC Assembly of First Nations’ achievements and a summary of upcoming meetings & events. View the PDF Newsletter

Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

December 5, 2017By webmasterPress Release

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world. Today, MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill on implementation of the UN Declaration, Bill C-262, will begin debate at second reading in Parliament. … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Responds to the Supreme Court of Canada Peel Watershed Decision

December 1, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – December 1st, 2017  Today, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with Yukon First Nations against the Yukon government, ending a five year legal battle that started in the territorial courts, and was appealed to Canada’s highest court. The Yukon government’s decision to dramatically weaken a treaty-established commission’s plan to preserve a … Read More