BCAFN Supports Federal Legislation to Affirm, Recognize and Implement First Nations Rights

May 2, 2018By webmasterNews No Comments

(Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, BC – May 2, 2018) – The BCAFN Regional Chief, and BCAFN Board of Directors met in Ottawa along-side Chiefs and leaders from BC and across Canada to discuss changes to federal legislation, including the proposed federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework. Chiefs, Elders, youth and Hereditary leaders had discussions … Read More

BCAFN Calls for First Nations Rights Inclusion in TMX Discussions

April 17, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 17, 2018) – The BC Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) is a political First Nations organization that advocates and supports its member First Nations in BC. The BCAFN also is a regional organization of the national Assembly of First Nations (AFN). There are currently 203 First 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

Governance Committee Engagement Sessions – Spring & Summer 2018

March 29, 2018By webmasterNews

Would you like to provide your input into the governance of the BC Assembly of First Nations? We are looking for participants to attend our upcoming regional engagement sessions to provide feedback to the BCAFN Governance Committee on their on-going governance work. In follow up to the BCAFN Assembly of First Nations Resolution 11/2017, the … 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

First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC Launches Website

March 22, 2018By webmasterNews

The First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of British Columbia (HIC) is excited to launch a website (www.fnhic-bc.ca) to support its important work to develop a First Nations-controlled Housing & Infrastructure Authority in BC. The website will support engagement outreach, house information about the initiative, keep people informed, and enable interested parties to provide input … Read More