(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 20, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Philip on his re-election by acclamation to President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As a visionary and committed leader he continues in this position to advance and protect the interests, Title and Rights of Indigenous peoples where he is a strong advocate on First Nations issues on provincial and national levels.

“I am pleased and look forward to continue our collaborative work with Grand Chief Phillip and the UBCIC as we work together on many critical fronts,” stated Regional Chief Terry Teegee. “As a strong and inspirational leader with a long-distinguished career, he has been a mentor to many First Nations leaders. I hold up my hands to him and the good work he has done to forge a pathway for others to follow.”

UBCIC works collectively amongst Indigenous Nations in B.C. and is an advocating body that provides a cohesive voice at all political levels in Canada to support, promote and protect each BC First Nation’s exercise of Sovereignty within their traditional territories. The BCAFN works with the UBCIC along with the First Nations Summit collectively as the First Nations Leadership to advocate for the advancement of Aboriginal Title, Rights and Treaty Rights.

BCAFN is one of ten regional organizations affiliated with the national Assembly of First Nations whose members include 633 First Nations across Canada. The BCAFN Regional Chief sits on the AFN Executive Committee whereby his/her role is to ensure regional concerns of BCAFN members are included in National political discussions and decision-making processes. The Regional Chief also holds specific portfolios that deal with national policy issues and concerns.

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Annette Schroeter, Communications Officer, cell phone (778)281-1655.

 

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