The Next Session of Parliament Must Prioritize Protection and Fulfillment of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2019By Annette SchroeterOpen Letter No Comments

OPEN LETTER TO ALL CANDIDATES IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and numerous reports by international human rights bodies have all documented the profound and tragic harms that have resulted from Canada’s colonial laws and policies. Ongoing adverse impacts include denial … Read More

FNLC applauds landmark CHRT ruling for compensation for First Nations children and families who were unfairly discriminated against in child welfare system

September 6, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) andsəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council applauds today’s ruling by the CanadianHuman Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ordering compensation for First Nations children and youth removed from their homes by the child welfare system, and the parents and grandparents affected, including in cases where children were denied essential medical … Read More

B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering, Nov. 5 & 6, 2019

September 5, 2019By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement No Comments

Premier John Horgan and the First Nations Leadership Council invite you to the 2019 B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering November 5 & 6 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Provincial cabinet ministers and First Nations leaders from across British Columbia will be in attendance. Each community is invited to bring three participants, including one … Read More

BCAFN Statements on the Implementation of Bill S-3 and the Removal of Sex-Based Discrimination from the Indian Act

August 22, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – August 22, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations released the following statements regarding the implementation of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux v. Canada, and the removal of discrimination against First Nations … Read More

Almost $200 million transferred to new First Nations revenue sharing body

August 12, 2019By Annette SchroeterNews

VICTORIA – This month, eligible First Nations in B.C. will start signing up to receive their share of new revenue that will support self-government and self-determination, strong, healthy communities and services that make life better for families. The provincial government has transferred $194.84 million to the newly formed B.C. First Nations Gaming Revenue Sharing Limited … Read More

BCAFN CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

August 9, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – AUG. 9, 2019) – Globally, Indigenous peoples are observing and celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s observance is dedicated to Indigenous peoples’ languages in view of 2019 being marked as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Significantly, in Canada the federal … Read More