Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

December 5, 2017By webmasterPress Release

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world. Today, MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill on implementation of the UN Declaration, Bill C-262, will begin debate at second reading in Parliament. … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Responds to the Supreme Court of Canada Peel Watershed Decision

December 1, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – December 1st, 2017  Today, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with Yukon First Nations against the Yukon government, ending a five year legal battle that started in the territorial courts, and was appealed to Canada’s highest court. The Yukon government’s decision to dramatically weaken a treaty-established commission’s plan to preserve a … Read More

FNLC Supports Fed Announcement endorsing Bill C262

November 24, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) On November 20, 2017, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, addressed the Symposium on Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Priorities, Partnerships, and Next Steps, formerly announcing Canada’s support of Private Member’s Bill C-262. The FNLC fully supports, and is encouraged that … Read More

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

November 8, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(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