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

November 8, 2017By webmasterPress Release No Comments

(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

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

BCAFN Observes United Nations International Day of the Indigenous Peoples of the World

August 11, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – August 11th, 2017) The theme for this year’s Day of Indigenous People marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, which occurs on Wednesday September 13th, 2017. This important tool is an instrument of recognition and reconciliation for Indigenous People here in British … Read More

BCAFN supports the SSN decision regarding KGHM mine

March 6, 2017By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Secwe̓pemc Territory/Kamloops, BC –March 6, 2016) On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc (SSN) Joint Council announced that they would not give their free, prior, and informed consent to the development of the lands known as Pipsell, for the KGHM Ajax Mine. The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) fully supports the … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON ISSUES STATEMENT OF APOLOGY

December 6, 2016By Site AdministratorPress Release

(Algonquin Territory, Gatineau, QC – December 6, 2016)  On December 3, 2016, B.C. Regional Chief, Shane Gottfriedson posted a photo on Instagram that offended many people.  Regional Chief Gottfriedson made no excuse for his regrettable action and immediately apologized to the Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council. While the Women’s Council has accepted his apology, … Read More