Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework Acknowledged by BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee

February 15, 2018By webmasterNews

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – February 15, 2018) – Following Prime Minister Trudeau’s speech yesterday regarding the recognition and implementation of an Indigenous rights framework, the Regional Chief was pleased to hear renewed commitments towards improving the lives of Indigenous people, and stated: “We look forward to building a relationship founded on the … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Welcomes Amendments To The Fisheries Act

February 7, 2018By webmasterNews

(Coast Salish Territory, BC – February 7, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee supports amendments to the Fisheries Act introduced in the House of Commons yesterday that will effectively reverse the damaging amendments made under the former Harper government in 2012. While those amendments created uncertainty for protection and lower environmental standards, the amendments … Read More

BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order: Federal government must act

February 2, 2018By webmasterNews

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds the fourth legal order issued by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) against the federal government. This marks yet another victory for First Nations children and families that have been racially discriminated against by the government. The First Nations Leadership Council also applauds the … Read More

Tripartite Working Group response to federal meeting on child welfare

February 1, 2018By webmasterNews

The Editor, Last week’s meeting in Ottawa to address the urgency around the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care highlighted that we are on the right path in British Columbia. We, the members of the Tripartite First Nations Children and Families Working Group (comprised of Indigenous Services Canada, the Province of British Columbia, … Read More

Communique to BC First Nations

January 30, 2018By webmasterNews

Effective March 1, 2018 the BC Assembly of First Nations office will relocate to the Territory of Lheidli-T’enneh in Prince George, BC and to the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nation’s Territories in the Vancouver area. View the PDF release

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Joins National Chief In Montreal To Support Indigenous Peoples Chapter In NAFTA Negotiations

January 23, 2018By webmasterNews

(Montréal, QC – January 23, 2018) As the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks begin in Montreal, BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee, National Chief Perry Bellegarde and a delegation of First Nations leaders, including members of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Economic Development, were in Montreal to show support for the … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Supports Federal Funding For First Nations Policing

January 11, 2018By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – January 11, 2018) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomed the announcement yesterday from the federal government that they are committing to an additional $189.2 million dollars in funding for the First Nations Policing Program. This announcement comes after a 2017 budget commitment of $102 million was criticized as insufficient to address the … Read More