More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

November 24, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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

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

Webinar: Towards a Clean Growth Future

November 20, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

Monday, November 26 from 12 noon to 1 pm Presenter: Bobbi Plecas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy The B.C. government is developing a strategy for a clean future and has been reaching out to First Nations communities to begin a conversation and longer-term collaboration towards this important goal. As part of … Read More

NOTICE OF POSITION: NEW RELATIONSHIP TRUST BOARD OF DIRECTOR

November 14, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

Applications are being sought from persons interested in participating as a board member for the New Relationship Trust. The BC Assembly of First Nations will be appointing one board member for a three-year term commencing December 1, 2018. Business and Structure The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to increasing the capacity … Read More

BCAFN CELEBRATES THE 25TH ABORIGINAL VETERANS DAY

November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) remembers and celebrates Indigenous peoples who served and sacrificed for their Nation(s) on the 25thAboriginal Veterans Day. We hold up our hands and honour our peoples’ contributions and sacrifices during and after those times of great conflict. “We encourage all Canadians to join us in recognizing and … Read More

Newly Introduced Environmental Assessment Bill Goes Beyond the Status Quo and Marks Important Step in First Nation – BC Relations

November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the significant improvements made by Bill 51 Environmental Assessment Act, which was introduced today, and begins to make space for proper relations between Indigenous laws and legal orders and those of the Crown. Importantly, the legislation supports Indigenous Nations carrying out their own environmental assessment processes and supports implementation … Read More

BCAFN CONGRATULATES THE TSILHQ0T’IN NATION AS THEY FORGE A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA

November 2, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations would like to congratulate the people of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation as they honour the truth to forge a new relationship with Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Tŝilhqot’in people in a healing event held today recognizing six Tŝilhqot’in War Chiefs as heroes. The ceremony will acknowledge the … Read More

Annual General Meeting Webcast

October 23, 2018By webmasterNews

The BC Assembly of First Nations is pleased to be holding it’s 15th Annual General meeting this week in Vancouver. BC Chiefs will be gathering in Musqueam territory, at the Musqueam Community Centre, to attend this three day (October 22-24) event. Each day begins at 9:00 AM. Critical issues to be discussed include: governance, legislation … Read More