BCAFN Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee regarding Bill C-69

April 18, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 18, 2018) – Yesterday, Regional Chief Terry Teegee of the BCAFN presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development regarding Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act … 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

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