BCAFN Concerned about the RCMP Injunction Enforcement

January 7, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is expressing concern, along with a growing number of leaders and citizens, regarding the increasingly volatile situation developing in northern BC between the RCMP and First Nations protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. First Nations citizens, as all Canadian citizens, have a right to protest in a peaceful and safe manner. First … Read More

Indigenous Intern Leadership Program

December 18, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

Winter 2018 The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program, made possible by the BC Assembly of First Nations and the Business Council of British Columbia through their joint Champions Table, brings together qualifying recent Indigenous Graduates with BC employers for two-year work opportunities. This program provides an opportunity for an Indigenous graduate to hold meaningful employment within … Read More

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

December 12, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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

BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterNews

After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual respect, collaboration, and … Read More

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

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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

BCAFN WELCOMES BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CLEANBC PLAN

December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The government of British Columbia’s recent announcement of their CleanBC plan is welcomed by the BC Assembly of First Nations. It is necessary and timely to address the mounting devastating impacts of climate change. First Nations in BC will need to be part of the transition to the low carbon economy. Regional Chief Teegee said, … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST MINISTERS

December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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

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

November 29, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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