BCAFN MOURNS PASSING OF CREE ELDER NOEL STARBLANKET

April 17, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Apr. 17, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of respected Cree Elder Noel Starblanket who passed away earlier this week. After many years of struggling with diabetes he finally lost his fight Monday morning at the Regina General Hospital in … Read More

BCAFN CELEBRATES TSAWWASSEN FIRST NATION TREATY TENTH ANNIVERSARY

April 3, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Together with the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the British Columbia provincial government, the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the TFN Treaty. Since 2009 the Nation has been working to dismantle the federal governance structures imposed under the Indian Act and have implemented their own self-governance processes. “Tsawwassen … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

March 26, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The event is complete but you can view the webcast!   The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is hosting the BC First Nations Cannabis Forum at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This event is an opportunity for BC Chiefs, delegates, and experts to discuss the legislative and regulatory framework, First Nations … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(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

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF APPLAUDS MP JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD

March 2, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Mar. 2, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations’ (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee applauds Hereditary Chief Puglaas, Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, for her courageous and detailed testimony this week before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The integrity and honesty of her words as she … 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