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

BCAFN Regional Chief Applauds Rejection of KGHM Ajax Mine

December 15, 2017By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 15, 2017) On December 14, the BC NDP government refused to grant an environmental assessment certificate to the proposed KGHM Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine. The project, which would have been located approximately 10 kilometres southwest of Kamloops and on the traditional territories of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Criticizes Approval of Site C Dam Continuation

December 11, 2017By webmasterNews

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 11, 2017) This morning, the BC NDP government made the decision to continue construction on the Site C hydro-electric Dam project over the objections of the Prophet River, West Moberly First Nations and other First Nation organizations. The Site C hydroelectric project will be the third in a series of … Read More

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