BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Acknowledges and Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2018By webmasterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – June 20, 2018) – On June 21, the summer solstice marks a significant day for Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Recognized as a day to celebrate and acknowledge the successes, accomplishments and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. “June 21st is a day to recognize all that our families, communities and Nations … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Stands with ‘Namgis First Nation In Support of their Jurisdiction Over Fish Farms in the Broughton Archipelago

April 3, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 03, 2018) – Last week it was announced that the ‘Namgis First Nation lost their bid to keep Marine Harvest—a Norwegian multinational corporation—from restocking a salmon farm in their traditional territory near Alert Bay, BC. ‘Namgis had applied for a federal court injunction to prevent the restock … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Provides Commendation for the Exoneration of Tsilhqot’in War Chiefs

March 27, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 26th, 2018) – Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a statement in the House of Commons and apologized for the unjust execution of six Tsilhqot’in chiefs that were wrongfully hanged in 1864.  The chiefs were hung following a confrontation with settler road builders who had entered Tsilhqot’in territory … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Applauds New Federal Investments for First Nations in Budget 2018

February 28, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – February 28, 2018) The federal budget was announced yesterday and Canada committedmore than a quarter of its new spending to Indigenous Peoples. Specifically, Canada committed $4.7 billion over the next five years, with a significant allocation aimed at supporting Indigenous children and families, propelling First Nations toward self-government, and … Read More

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