BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee hosting First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver Today

October 11, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations  shared territories, BC, Oct. 11, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee is hosting the BC First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver. Chiefs, leaders, economic development administrators, entrepeneurs, and youth are gathering at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Hotel to attend this event. The theme, … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council Angered and Disappointed with Canada’s Recalcitrant Appeal of CHRT Ruling

October 8, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

October 7, 2019 News Release (Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) of British Columbia expresses our profound frustration and deep concern with the decision on October 6, 2019 by the Government of Canada to seek judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision in … Read More

FNLC Celebrates Orange Shirt – Every Child Matters Day to Honour Residential School Survivors

September 30, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Today, all leaders and staff of the First Nations Leadership Council (UBCIC, BCAFN and FNS) are wearing Orange Shirts to honour and recognize survivors of residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is a day of affirmation for survivors and their families to let them know that we are here to support them … Read More

Regional Chief Terry Teegee to attend Vancouver Climate Strike March Calls for urgent action to respond to Climate Emergency

September 27, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – September 27, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee is joining the global climate strike today at 1 pm at the Vancouver City Hall, joining millions of young people marching around the world who are calling for urgent action to defend the only house … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF TERRY TEEGEE CONGRATULATES GRAND CHIEF STEWART PHILLIP’S RE-ELECTION FOR 8TH TERM AS PRESIDENT OF UBCIC

September 20, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 20, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Philip on his re-election by acclamation to President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As a visionary and committed leader he continues in this position to advance … Read More

BCAFN 16th ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEING HELD IN MUSQUEAM

September 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is holding their 16thAnnual General Assembly this week at the Musqueam Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Chiefs from over 200 British Columbia First Nations have been invited to attend the three-day event which starts on Wednesday September 18. “We … Read More

FNLC applauds landmark CHRT ruling for compensation for First Nations children and families who were unfairly discriminated against in child welfare system

September 6, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) andsəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council applauds today’s ruling by the CanadianHuman Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ordering compensation for First Nations children and youth removed from their homes by the child welfare system, and the parents and grandparents affected, including in cases where children were denied essential medical … Read More

BCAFN Statements on the Implementation of Bill S-3 and the Removal of Sex-Based Discrimination from the Indian Act

August 22, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – August 22, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations released the following statements regarding the implementation of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux v. Canada, and the removal of discrimination against First Nations … Read More

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

August 9, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(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