BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Stands with ‘Namgis First Nation In Support of their Jurisdiction Over Fish Farms in the Broughton Archipelago

April 3, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 03, 2018) – Last week it was announced that the ‘Namgis First Nation lost their bid to keep Marine Harvest—a Norwegian multinational corporation—from restocking a salmon farm in their traditional territory near Alert Bay, BC. ‘Namgis had applied for a federal court injunction to prevent the restock … Read More

Governance Committee Engagement Sessions – Spring & Summer 2018

March 29, 2018By webmasterNews

Would you like to provide your input into the governance of the BC Assembly of First Nations? We are looking for participants to attend our upcoming regional engagement sessions to provide feedback to the BCAFN Governance Committee on their on-going governance work. In follow up to the BCAFN Assembly of First Nations Resolution 11/2017, the … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Provides Commendation for the Exoneration of Tsilhqot’in War Chiefs

March 27, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 26th, 2018) – Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a statement in the House of Commons and apologized for the unjust execution of six Tsilhqot’in chiefs that were wrongfully hanged in 1864.  The chiefs were hung following a confrontation with settler road builders who had entered Tsilhqot’in territory … Read More

First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC Launches Website

March 22, 2018By webmasterNews

The First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of British Columbia (HIC) is excited to launch a website (www.fnhic-bc.ca) to support its important work to develop a First Nations-controlled Housing & Infrastructure Authority in BC. The website will support engagement outreach, house information about the initiative, keep people informed, and enable interested parties to provide input … Read More

Regional Chief Terry Teegee Mourns the Passing of Justa Monk

March 15, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 15, 2018) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of Justa Monk of the Tl’azt’en Nation.  Regional Chief Teegee was honoured to have Justa as a mentor, a friend and an ally.  Justa passed on March 14, 2018 due to health complications.  During … Read More

First Nations Artists in BC – Call for Submissions

March 12, 2018By webmasterNews

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 39th Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 24-26, 2018. The AFN is a national advocacy organization for First Nations. Its role is to advance First Nation priorities and objectives as mandated by the Chiefs-in-Assembly, who meet annually … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Recognizes International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 8, 2018) – On International Women’s Day, the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) recognizes the perseverance, strength and resiliency of women around the world and within our communities.  Today, the BCAFN held its Special Chiefs Assembly where the Chiefs-in-Assembly passed a resolution supporting the BC Indigenous Women’s … Read More

Overdue environmental assessment reform a much-needed path to reconciliation

March 7, 2018By webmasterNews

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: First Nations leaders heard today’s announcement by the Hon. George Heyman, Minister of Environment, on behalf of the Province of BC, that a new process is under way to revitalize the BC environmental assessment process, including revising the Environmental Assessment Act. The process must be reformed to reflect the standards affirmed … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Applauds New Federal Investments for First Nations in Budget 2018

February 28, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – February 28, 2018) The federal budget was announced yesterday and Canada committedmore than a quarter of its new spending to Indigenous Peoples. Specifically, Canada committed $4.7 billion over the next five years, with a significant allocation aimed at supporting Indigenous children and families, propelling First Nations toward self-government, and … Read More