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

BCAFN Regional Economic Development Sessions: Round 1 Recap

June 21, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews 2 Comments

In recognition of the importance of economic development to community advancement and nation building, the BCAFN hosted a series of regional meetings to receive feedback and advice from First Nations from across BC for the development of a regional economic development strategy. Meetings were held in Prince George (Northern), Enderby (Interior), Chilliwack (Fraser Valley), Parksville (Vancouver … Read More