Communique to BC First Nations

June 19, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

Re: BC Environmental Assessment Reform As many of you know the BC First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) have engaged with the Province under the Commitment Document beginning in 2015 with the Environmental Assessment (EA) reform as one of the three initial priority areas for legislative and policy reform. In December 2017, the FNLC met with … Read More

Province Opens the Door to Housing Investment on Reserves

June 18, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

PRINCE GEORGE – British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. “Everyone in British Columbia deserves a good home, including people who live on-reserve,” said Premier John Horgan. “That’s why we’re opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join us as we make housing better … Read More

BC Assembly Of First Nations Commemorates 10th Anniversary Of Federal Apology To Residential School Survivors

June 12, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – June 12, 2018) – June 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools and their families. Regional Chief Terry Teegee wants to ensure that all Canadians understand this important occasion, and important moment in Canadian history. “The apology … Read More

BCAFN Supports Federal Legislation to Affirm, Recognize and Implement First Nations Rights

May 2, 2018By webmasterNews

(Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, BC – May 2, 2018) – The BCAFN Regional Chief, and BCAFN Board of Directors met in Ottawa along-side Chiefs and leaders from BC and across Canada to discuss changes to federal legislation, including the proposed federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework. Chiefs, Elders, youth and Hereditary leaders had discussions … Read More

BCAFN Calls for First Nations Rights Inclusion in TMX Discussions

April 17, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 17, 2018) – The BC Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) is a political First Nations organization that advocates and supports its member First Nations in BC. The BCAFN also is a regional organization of the national Assembly of First Nations (AFN). There are currently 203 First Nations … 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

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