BCAFN CELEBRATES WORLD WATER DAY WITH THE TSILHQ0T’IN NATION

March 22, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Mar. 22, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is celebrating World Water Day with the Tŝilhqot’in and other First Nations in Vancouver today. Chiefs and supporters are holding ceremonies and rallies in events during the day as they stand to protect this life sustaining resource. … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Nlaka’pamux and Syilx Territory, Merritt, BC – Mar. 8, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee celebrates International Women’s Day and acknowledges the dynamic and powerful role Indigenous women play within our families, communities, and Nations. We live in an exciting time with grassroots activism sparking worldwide action, however, despite … Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Courage of Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

February 15, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

On February 13, 2019, Premier Horgan took an empowering step forward for this Province with the commitment to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”). First Nations in BC strongly support Premier Horgan in this regard, and we share his courage to advance us all to prosperity. … Read More

REMINDER -BCAFN HOSTING BUSINESS FORUM IN PRINCE GEORGE FEBRUARY 19TH & 20TH, 2019

February 15, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting a First Nations Business Forum in Prince George, BC on February 19th and 20th, 2019. The Chiefs of BC have directed the BCAFN with the mandate to advance the work of the BCAFN First Nations Sustainable Economic and Fiscal Relations Strategy. An important aspect of this strategy is a commitment … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF WELCOMES PROGRESSIVE ACTIONS TOWARD RECONCILIATION IN BC GOVERNMENT THRONE SPEECH

February 13, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Feb. 13, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomes the NDP government’s progressive actions identified throughout the 2019 Throne Speech today. Reconciliation is a political priority and the innovative approaches toward both short-term and long-term advances in political, economic, and social sectors … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF SUPPORTS MP JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD

February 12, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee supports MP Jody Wilson-Raybould’s decision to resign from the federal Liberal cabinet as the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense. The loss of an integral and powerful member of government signals serious upheaval in the Canadian government’s Liberal party, and … Read More

UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 shines a spotlight on the fight to save and preserve Indigenous languages in BC and across Canada

January 28, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Today, representatives from the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council attended the official global launch of the Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.  The event gathered high-level governmental officials, Indigenous peoples, civil society, academia, media, information and memory organizations, United Nations agencies, … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council concerned about Federal Cabinet Shuffle and New Direction in Relationship

January 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is deeply concerned that the recent shuffle in the federal Liberal cabinet signals a wavering commitment to addressing Canada’s colonial history and to realizing a true nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced adjustments to the government cabinet on January 14, 2019 with … Read More

BCAFN Concerned about the RCMP Injunction Enforcement

January 7, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is expressing concern, along with a growing number of leaders and citizens, regarding the increasingly volatile situation developing in northern BC between the RCMP and First Nations protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. First Nations citizens, as all Canadian citizens, have a right to protest in a peaceful and safe manner. First … Read More