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

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON SUPPORTS SCHOOL DISTRICT 70 PORT ALBERNI IN THE INCLUSION OF NUU-CHAH-NULTH CULTURAL PRACTICES

November 18, 2016By Site AdministratorPress Release

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – November 18, 2016)- This week the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms filed a petition for Candice Servatius asking the Courts for a Declaration that School District 70 (SD 70) violated the right to religious freedom for her children, when her children participated and observed Nuu-chah-nulth cultural practices in 2015 and … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON WITNESSES RECONCILIATION CEREMONY WITH DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

September 27, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Songhees Territory/Victoria, BC– September 27, 2016) – Yesterday, BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson witnessed the Duke of Cambridge affix the Ring of Reconciliation to the Black Rod at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria in the presence of First Nations leaders, government leaders and other dignitaries. The Black Rod is a ceremonial staff created … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON STANDS WITH TREATY 8 NATIONS AGAINST THE SITE C HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

September 14, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Algonquin Territory/Ottawa– September 14, 2016) – Yesterday, British Columbia Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stood with Treaty 8 First Nations, including Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations, allies and supporters on Parliament Hill to call on the Trudeau Government to fulfill its commitment that now is the time for a renewed nation-to-nation relationship between First … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON MARKS SEPTEMBER 6 AS A HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION IN BC

September 8, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – September 7, 2016) – Yesterday, the BCAFN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Business Council which outlines a partnership for economic development between First Nations and business leaders in BC, focusing on a shared vision going forward to remedy the negative economic and social outcomes currently facing many … Read More

BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stands with families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in BC as Federal Government makes its announcement regarding the National Inquiry

August 3, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – August 3, 2016) – BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stood with the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in BC as the Federal Government made its announcement today regarding the National Inquiry. The Federal Government announced the terms of reference for the Inquiry and identified the five commissioners … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 20, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

  (Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – June 21st, 2016) Since 1996, National Aboriginal Day has been recognized as the official holiday celebrating the many cultures, achievements, resilience, and strength of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. On this 20th anniversary, BC Assembly of First Nation Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson remarks, “as First Nations peoples, National Aboriginal Day … Read More