Court of Appeal Decision a Wakeup Call

September 4, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Aug 31, 2018) – Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision by the Trudeau government that approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion Pipeline.  It is an important decision for First Nations who have been fighting a flawed National Energy Board process, and a broader issue of First Nations exclusion from … Read More

BC First Nations Leadership Council calls on Provincial Government to intervene with respect to Taseko Mines drilling in Tsilhqot’in Territory

August 29, 2018By webmasterPress Release No Comments

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver, BC: Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s legal challenge to halt Taseko Mine Ltd.’s (TML) extensive drilling and excavation program in Tsilhqot’in Title Territory throughout the Teztan Biny and Nabas region. The BC First Nations Leadership Council strongly supports the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s call for the Provincial … Read More

BCAFN Congratulates National Chief Perry Bellegarde

July 26, 2018By webmasterNews

(Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh, Vancouver, BC – July 25, 2018) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) would like to congratulate Perry Bellegarde as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Today, over 500 First Nations Chiefs met in Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh territory (Vancouver) to elect the National … Read More

First Nations Priorities Require Sustained Attention and Action by New Federal Cabinet – AFN National Chief

July 20, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde encourages continued attention, action and direct engagement with First Nations to advance priorities and reconciliation as new federal cabinet portfolios were announced yesterday. “First Nations priorities are this country’s priorities, and regardless of who leads each portfolio we want to see action and … Read More

Racism in Canada Must End – Canadians Must Do Better

July 13, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – July 13, 2018) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is an advocacy organization which assists First Nations in BC in improving their livelihoods and also seeks to educate and raise awareness with on First Nations issues with Canadian society. Racism in Canada is the most … Read More

FNLC Supports Broughton Area LoU re. Fish Farms

June 29, 2018By webmasterNews

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 28, 2018) The First Nation Leadership Council (FNLC) applauds the Broughton Area Letter of Understanding (LoU), signed yesterday between the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations and BC. Yesterday’s LoU represents a strong commitment to engage in a consent-based government-to-government process to reach agreement related to the ongoing and … Read More

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

June 21, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(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

Communique to BC First Nations

June 19, 2018By webmasterNews

Re: BC Environmental Assessment Reform As many of you know the BC First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) have engaged with the Province under the Commitment Document beginning in 2015 with the Environmental Assessment (EA) reform as one of the three initial priority areas for legislative and policy reform. In December 2017, the FNLC met with … Read More

Province Opens the Door to Housing Investment on Reserves

June 18, 2018By webmasterNews

PRINCE GEORGE – British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. “Everyone in British Columbia deserves a good home, including people who live on-reserve,” said Premier John Horgan. “That’s why we’re opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join us as we make housing better … Read More