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

August 12, 2019By Annette SchroeterNews No Comments

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

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First Nations Approaches to Justice

May 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterNews

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde saidtoday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Barton includes some positive steps but reinforces the need for fundamental changes to Canada’s legal system to ensurefairness and dignity for Indigenous women and girls, and respect for First Nations approaches to justice. Quote … Read More

The cabinet shuffle says little about Jody Wilson-Raybould – and plenty about the government

January 17, 2019By Annette SchroeterNews

MERLE ALEXANDER, LEAH GEORGE-WILSON, MARY ELLEN TURPEL-LAFOND, VAL NAPOLEON, DOUG WHITE AND NAIOMI METALLIC CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle has been accompanied by the usual flurry of commentary and speculation, most of it surrounding the bizarre and incoherent removal of Jody Wilson-Raybould as the minister of Justice. Looking … Read More

BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterNews

After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual respect, collaboration, and … 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

Court of Appeal Decision a Wakeup Call

September 4, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Aug 31, 2018) – Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision by the Trudeau government that approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion Pipeline.  It is an important decision for First Nations who have been fighting a flawed National Energy Board process, and a broader issue of First Nations exclusion from … Read More

BCAFN Congratulates National Chief Perry Bellegarde

July 26, 2018By webmasterNews

(Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh, Vancouver, BC – July 25, 2018) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) would like to congratulate Perry Bellegarde as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Today, over 500 First Nations Chiefs met in Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh territory (Vancouver) to elect the National … Read More