BCAFN CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

August 9, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – AUG. 9, 2019) – Globally, Indigenous peoples are observing and celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s observance is dedicated to Indigenous peoples’ languages in view of 2019 being marked as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Significantly, in Canada the federal … Read More

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES DECLARATION OF GLOBAL CLIMATE EMERGENCY ISSUED BY AFN

July 24, 2019By webmasterPress Release

(Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) Territory, Fredericton, NB – July 24, 2019) – The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) welcomes the declaration of a Global Climate Emergency, approved yesterday by unanimous resolution [Resolution #06/2019] from the Chiefs-in-Assembly at the 40th AGA of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The Declaration builds on the leadership already being shown by … Read More

Indigenous Tourism BC Signs MOU with British Columbia Assembly of First Nations

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Significant agreement supports expansion of BCʼs Indigenous tourism industry Coast Salish Territories (June 21, 2019): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand the provinceʼs rich collection of Indigenous tourism products and experiences. The MOU was signed at the opening ceremonies of … Read More

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

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

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

(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

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