FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES THE PASSAGE OF RIGHTS AFFIRMING INDIGENOUS CHILD WELFARE LEGISLATION

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased with the passage of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This legislation affirms the inherent jurisdiction over children and families held by First … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council Celebrates the Passing of Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages

June 21, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 21, 2019) Today, Canada’s Governor General provided Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages royal assent, thus passing the bill into Canadian Law. The FNLC celebrates this historic achievement as a significant first step in taking the urgent action needed to preserve, protect and promote endangered Indigenous languages throughout Canada, … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL DEMANDS FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN MFCD TREATMENT OF FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

June 20, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is disturbed by the findings in an Auditor General report released today, which found that the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has failed to protect the lives and the rights of First Nations children and youth in their care. The report from the Office Auditor General (OAG), … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CONGRATULATES SAANICH FIRST NATIONS ON THE OPENING OF HOMEWOOD RAVENSVIEW

June 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Chief Rebecca David of the Pauquachin First Nation and other Saanich First Nations on the official opening of Homewood Ravensview, the most comprehensive private mental health, trauma and addiction treatment centre in Western Canada. Regional Chief Terry Teegee is participating today at … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF SPEAKS AT 2019 INDIGENOUS OPPORTUNITIES FORUM

June 14, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – June 14, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee addressed the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s 9th Annual Indigenous Opportunities Forum today. Indigenous and industry leaders gathered for this event to discuss wise practices for building partnerships that support vibrant and … Read More

Conservative Senators’ Filibustering Threatens the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 10, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

  FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND THE BC FEDERATION OF LABOUR JOINT NEWS RELEASE Conservative Senators’ Filibustering Threatens the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) and the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) are deeply frustrated by recent attempts to filibuster and delay Bill C-262, An Act to ensure … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CONGRATULATES ELECTED FIRST NATIONS SUMMIT TASK GROUP AND CO-CHAIRS

June 6, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – June 6, 2019) – The First Nations Summit (FNS) held elections today for three positions in the FNS Task Group and two Co-Chairs. Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates re-elected members Cheryl Casimer and Robert Phillips, and newly elected member Lydia Hwitsum to the FNS Task Group; Regional Chief Teegee also congratulates … Read More

BCAFN WELCOMES THE FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

June 3, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

The BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee and Women’s Representative Louisa Housty Jones welcome today’s long anticipated release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The 231 “Calls for Justice” urgently press for transformative social change to end colonial violence and … Read More