BCAFN Summer 2017 Newsletter

August 18, 2017By webmasterNews

We endeavour to provide our membership with an update of active and ongoing areas of BC Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) work and a summary of upcoming meetings/events. Summer 2017 Newsletter

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017By BCAFN STAFFNews

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Updated as of 4:00 pm, Monday July 17, 2017 UPDATES: As of Monday, July 17, 2017, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C. spanning greater than 131,000 hectares. Twenty First Nations communities are affected by the wildfires. The wildfires have already displaced around 40,000 people; another 27,000 people have been told … Read More

REGIONAL CHIEF ENCOURAGES ALL TO WEAR ORANGE SHIRTS IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND HONOUR OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

September 30, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Today marks ‘Orange Shirt Day,’ a day to commemorate, acknowledge, and honour residential school survivors. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stated, “On this day we must reflect on the horrors of the residential school system, and the intergenerational effects on First Nations communities, families, and individuals. We must continue the important work of implementing the 94 … Read More

INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA ENGAGE FIRST NATIONS ON EXISTING GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE INDIAN ACT

September 20, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is hosting a 1 day event and is inviting First Nations, Tribal Councils, Aboriginal organizations, community members, and the public to participate in a day of Descheneaux Engagement on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Marriot Vancouver Pinnacle from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following topics … Read More

Regional Chief Gottfriedson Represents the AFN at the Progressive Trade Forum

September 9, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

(September 09, 2016 – Mississauga Territory – Toronto, ON) Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke on a panel regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) consultations and Canada’s plan to partner with Indigenous leaders and organizations to ensure First Nations Inherent Rights, Title, and Treaty Rights are upheld in the international trade relationships Canada engages in. “First Nations are open … Read More

Regional Chief at the World Indigenous Business Forum

August 25, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

BCAFN Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke today at the World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) in Saskatoon, SK. 2016 marks the first time this important event was held in Canada! The Regional Chief made a point of putting Beautiful British Columbia’s name forward as a potential host for future WIBF events. Stay tuned for more updates … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON ACKNOWLEDGES CHIEF MARJORIE MCRAE AND OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS

August 12, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – August 11, 2016) On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 British Columbia loss a lifelong leader and champion of First Nations Rights and Title, Chief Marjorie McRae, Gitanmaax. “On behalf of the BC Assembly of First Nations, I send heartfelt sympathies and condolences toChief Marjorie McRae’s family and friends. I am deeply saddened by … Read More