BCAFN Congratulate Tsilhqot’in Nation in Their Fight Against Taseko Mines and Flawed Environmental Assessments

December 8, 2017By webmasterNews

( Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC ) – The BCAFN is congratulating the Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against flawed environmental assessment processes , and the protection of their lands and waters . On December 5, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited. These cases demonstrate … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Appointed to National Fisheries, Justice & Economic Development Portfolios

December 7, 2017By webmasterNews

(Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, Ontario – December 7, 2017) BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee has been appointed by National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to several AFN Chiefs Committees, including the National Fisheries Committee, the Committee on Economic Development, and the Committee on Justice. These appointments come as First Nations leaders from … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Acknowledges Elder Leonard George And Offers Condolences To His Family And Friends

December 7, 2017By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George – December 7, 2017) On Wednesday December 6, 2017 we lost a lifelong leader, elder and friend, Chief Leonard George of Tsleil Waututh Nation. Chief George was an enigmatic and well-respected community leader, businessman, cultural and spiritual leader of the Tsleil Waututh Nation. “On behalf of the BC Assembly of First … Read More

BCAFN Fall 2017 Newsletter

December 6, 2017By webmasterNews

An update of active and ongoing areas of BC Assembly of First Nations’ achievements and a summary of upcoming meetings & events. View the PDF Newsletter

Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

December 5, 2017By webmasterPress Release

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world. Today, MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill on implementation of the UN Declaration, Bill C-262, will begin debate at second reading in Parliament. … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Responds to the Supreme Court of Canada Peel Watershed Decision

December 1, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – December 1st, 2017  Today, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with Yukon First Nations against the Yukon government, ending a five year legal battle that started in the territorial courts, and was appealed to Canada’s highest court. The Yukon government’s decision to dramatically weaken a treaty-established commission’s plan to preserve a … Read More

FNLC Supports Fed Announcement endorsing Bill C262

November 24, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) On November 20, 2017, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, addressed the Symposium on Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Priorities, Partnerships, and Next Steps, formerly announcing Canada’s support of Private Member’s Bill C-262. The FNLC fully supports, and is encouraged that … Read More

Request for Proposals – Regional Climate Change Coordinator

November 22, 2017By webmasterNews

The BC Assembly of First Nations is seeking a skilled, motivated, and passionate Regional Coordinator to support First Nations locally and regionally with information-sharing, and the identification, coordination, and implementation of climate action, as well as to act as a liaison with other Regions and the AFN National Office. Please note the application deadline of … Read More

Regional Chief Terry Teegee Honours Indigenous Veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 8, 2017By webmasterPress Release

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – November 8, 2017 The BC Assembly of First Nations acknowledges the Indigenous veterans who fought, and who continue to serve for Canada abroad as we observe National Aboriginal Veterans Day. National Aboriginal Veterans Day was first observed in 1994, and has continued to mark the service of Indigenous peoples to Canada, … Read More