BC Wildfire Update, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

FNLC BC Wildfire Update: July 19, 2017 Updated as of 4:00 PM, Tuesday July 19, 2017 Updates: BC’s State of Emergency status has been extended by an additional two weeks (August 2nd) As of Wednesday July 19, 2017, there are 155 wildfires burning across B.C.15 of these fires are threatening communities. 15 First Nations communities … Read More

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017By BCAFN STAFFNews No Comments

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Updated as of 4:00 pm, Monday July 17, 2017 UPDATES: As of Monday, July 17, 2017, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C. spanning greater than 131,000 hectares. Twenty First Nations communities are affected by the wildfires. The wildfires have already displaced around 40,000 people; another 27,000 people have been told … Read More

BC Wildfire Update: July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 12, 2017 UPDATES: There are 185 wildfires are burning across B.C. including 12 new fire starts from yesterday. Many of these fires are burning in interface areas across the Kamloops Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre. Continuing warm and dry conditions are expected for the rest of … Read More

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017By BCAFN STAFFUncategorized No Comments

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 11, 2017 UPDATES: The city of Williams Lake is now on an Evacuation Alert. The community of Little Fort has lifted the evacuation order, but they remain on an evacuation alert. The town of 100 Mile House: residents have been told to go north to Prince George. The village of Ashcroft … 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

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