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

Upcoming First Nations Energy Mining Council Regional Workshops For Environmental Assessment Revitalization

February 26, 2018By webmasterNews

Dear Chiefs, Leadership and Technicians, On behalf of the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council, please find the attached invitation letter and postcard to attend one of four regional workshops on the revitalization of the BC Environmental Assessment process.  The workshops will be all day, running from 8am – 4pm.  The official agenda will … Read More

Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework Acknowledged by BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee

February 15, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – February 15, 2018) – Following Prime Minister Trudeau’s speech yesterday regarding the recognition and implementation of an Indigenous rights framework, the Regional Chief was pleased to hear renewed commitments towards improving the lives of Indigenous people, and stated: “We look forward to building a relationship founded on the … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Welcomes Amendments To The Fisheries Act

February 7, 2018By webmasterNews

(Coast Salish Territory, BC – February 7, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee supports amendments to the Fisheries Act introduced in the House of Commons yesterday that will effectively reverse the damaging amendments made under the former Harper government in 2012. While those amendments created uncertainty for protection and lower environmental standards, the amendments … Read More

BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order: Federal government must act

February 2, 2018By webmasterNews

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds the fourth legal order issued by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) against the federal government. This marks yet another victory for First Nations children and families that have been racially discriminated against by the government. The First Nations Leadership Council also applauds the … Read More