Newly Introduced Environmental Assessment Bill Goes Beyond the Status Quo and Marks Important Step in First Nation – BC Relations

November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the significant improvements made by Bill 51 Environmental Assessment Act, which was introduced today, and begins to make space for proper relations between Indigenous laws and legal orders and those of the Crown. Importantly, the legislation supports Indigenous Nations carrying out their own environmental assessment processes and supports implementation … Read More

BCAFN CONGRATULATES THE TSILHQ0T’IN NATION AS THEY FORGE A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA

November 2, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations would like to congratulate the people of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation as they honour the truth to forge a new relationship with Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Tŝilhqot’in people in a healing event held today recognizing six Tŝilhqot’in War Chiefs as heroes. The ceremony will acknowledge the … Read More

Recent Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture is a Wake-Up Call

October 11, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George BC – October 11, 2018) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Is calling for a thorough review of all aging pipeline infrastructure in BC.  On Tuesday, October 9 an Enbridge natural gas pipeline located north of Prince George, ruptured and exploded approximately two kilometres from Lheidli T’enneh community also known as … Read More

BC First Nations call on Canada and BC for immediate action to restore and protect wild salmon populations

September 24, 2018By webmasterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: BC First Nations gathered last week at the Wild Salmon Summit in Musqueam Territory to discuss and express continuing frustration over the federal and provincial governments’ current, inadequate strategies to protect, enhance and manage wild salmon. Salmon runs, which were historically abundant, have been diminished to a point where many First … Read More

BC First Nations Leadership Council calls on Provincial Government to intervene with respect to Taseko Mines drilling in Tsilhqot’in Territory

August 29, 2018By webmasterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver, BC: Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s legal challenge to halt Taseko Mine Ltd.’s (TML) extensive drilling and excavation program in Tsilhqot’in Title Territory throughout the Teztan Biny and Nabas region. The BC First Nations Leadership Council strongly supports the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s call for the Provincial … Read More

First Nations Priorities Require Sustained Attention and Action by New Federal Cabinet – AFN National Chief

July 20, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde encourages continued attention, action and direct engagement with First Nations to advance priorities and reconciliation as new federal cabinet portfolios were announced yesterday. “First Nations priorities are this country’s priorities, and regardless of who leads each portfolio we want to see action and … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Acknowledges and Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – June 20, 2018) – On June 21, the summer solstice marks a significant day for Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Recognized as a day to celebrate and acknowledge the successes, accomplishments and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. “June 21st is a day to recognize all that our families, communities and Nations … Read More

BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Stands with ‘Namgis First Nation In Support of their Jurisdiction Over Fish Farms in the Broughton Archipelago

April 3, 2018By webmasterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 03, 2018) – Last week it was announced that the ‘Namgis First Nation lost their bid to keep Marine Harvest—a Norwegian multinational corporation—from restocking a salmon farm in their traditional territory near Alert Bay, BC. ‘Namgis had applied for a federal court injunction to prevent the restock … Read More