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

FNLC Supports Fed Announcement endorsing Bill C262

November 24, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) On November 20, 2017, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, addressed the Symposium on Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Priorities, Partnerships, and Next Steps, formerly announcing Canada’s support of Private Member’s Bill C-262. The FNLC fully supports, and is encouraged that … Read More

Request for Proposals – Regional Climate Change Coordinator

November 22, 2017By webmasterNews

The BC Assembly of First Nations is seeking a skilled, motivated, and passionate Regional Coordinator to support First Nations locally and regionally with information-sharing, and the identification, coordination, and implementation of climate action, as well as to act as a liaison with other Regions and the AFN National Office. Please note the application deadline of … Read More

Regional Chief Terry Teegee Honours Indigenous Veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 8, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – November 8, 2017 The BC Assembly of First Nations acknowledges the Indigenous veterans who fought, and who continue to serve for Canada abroad as we observe National Aboriginal Veterans Day. National Aboriginal Veterans Day was first observed in 1994, and has continued to mark the service of Indigenous peoples to Canada, … Read More

Final Notice for 2nd BCAFN Women’s Dialogue Session

October 20, 2017By webmasterNews

The BC Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) will be hosting our 2nd Women’s Dialogue Session on November 1-2, 2017 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, located in Sts’ailes territory. The session is intended bring together female Chiefs, councilors, elected tribal leadership, and those in leadership positions within our communities to dialogue around priorities and strategic approaches … Read More

BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Reflects on Passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith

October 20, 2017By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – October 20th, 2017 Regional Chief Terry Teegee and the BC Assembly of First Nations are saddened to hear about the passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith, Shakuni. During this time of mourning, BCAFN extends thoughts and prayers to the Smith family, and to extended family and communities. Regional Chief Smith’s … Read More

BC Assembly of First Nations Supports Annual Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – September 29, 2017) Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day. It is a day to honour and recognize survivors and those that attended residential school. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind. It is a dialogue … Read More