FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL DEMANDS OVERHAUL OF SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

December 12, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Sel̓ílwith (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver: On Monday Dec.10, the Representative for Children and Youth released the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family, which exposes British Columbia’s deeply flawed system of services to support children with complex needs. Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Union of BC … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS GATHER IN OTTAWA FOR AFN SPECIAL CHIEFS’ ASSEMBLY

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Chiefs from British Columbia, including Regional Chief Terry Teegee, travelled to unceded Algonquin Territory last week to conduct business at the Assembly of First Nations’ Special Chiefs Assembly. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) advocates on behalf of First Nations on issues such as treaties, Indigenous rights, land and resources. They have the authority to … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST MINISTERS

December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Regional Chief Terry Teegee joined First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders as they met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Ministers this morning in Montreal for a significant discussion on economic development issues. This annual First Ministers meeting provides an important opportunity for the four levels of government to meet to discuss important issues. National … Read More

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 First Nations Business Forum February 19 & 20, 2019

December 5, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement No Comments

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting a First Nations Business Forum in Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George at the Uda Dune Baiyoh/Hall of Our Ancestors (355 Vancouver Street). The Chiefs of BC have provided BCAFN with the mandate to advance the work of the First Nations Sustainable Economic and Fiscal Relations Strategy. … Read More

B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

November 29, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

British Columbia Press Release Office of the Premier Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER – B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation. The … Read More

More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

November 24, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

British Columbia Press Release Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia. The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close … Read More

B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

November 23, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement No Comments

November 29-30, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre West 5th annual B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering held on the territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations. This year’s gathering is organized in partnership between the First Nations Leadership Council and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. The gathering offers numerous opportunities for … Read More