Indigenous Tourism BC Signs MOU with British Columbia Assembly of First Nations

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterUncategorized

Significant agreement supports expansion of BCʼs Indigenous tourism industry Coast Salish Territories (June 21, 2019): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand the provinceʼs rich collection of Indigenous tourism products and experiences. The MOU was signed at the opening ceremonies of … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES THE PASSAGE OF RIGHTS AFFIRMING INDIGENOUS CHILD WELFARE LEGISLATION

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased with the passage of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This legislation affirms the inherent jurisdiction over children and families held by First … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council Celebrates the Passing of Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages

June 21, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 21, 2019) Today, Canada’s Governor General provided Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages royal assent, thus passing the bill into Canadian Law. The FNLC celebrates this historic achievement as a significant first step in taking the urgent action needed to preserve, protect and promote endangered Indigenous languages throughout Canada, … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL DEMANDS FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN MFCD TREATMENT OF FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

June 20, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is disturbed by the findings in an Auditor General report released today, which found that the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has failed to protect the lives and the rights of First Nations children and youth in their care. The report from the Office Auditor General (OAG), … Read More

BCAFN STATEMENT ON TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION APPROVAL

June 19, 2019By Annette SchroeterStatement

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – June 18, 2019) – Today the government of Canada announced the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX). In 2018 Canada bought the TMX from Kinder Morgan Inc. for $4.5 billion, shortly thereafter the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project. It has become one of the more contentious … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CONGRATULATES SAANICH FIRST NATIONS ON THE OPENING OF HOMEWOOD RAVENSVIEW

June 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Chief Rebecca David of the Pauquachin First Nation and other Saanich First Nations on the official opening of Homewood Ravensview, the most comprehensive private mental health, trauma and addiction treatment centre in Western Canada. Regional Chief Terry Teegee is participating today at … Read More