Canada, British Columbia and First Nations Leadership Council sign Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding to improve emergency management services for BC First Nations

April 29, 2019By webmasterPress Release

April 27, 2019 — Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Supporting First Nations communities in emergency situations is a priority for the Government of Canada. First Nations communities are often vulnerable because of their remote locations, and the government is committed to ensuring everyone in Canada has access to quick, reliable … Read More

Province supports BCAFN Economic Development Strategy

April 23, 2019By webmasterPress Release

LHEIDLI T’ENNEH, PRINCE GEORGE The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will continue development and implementation of its economic development strategy, supported by $2.24 million in provincial funding over the next two years. This funding will ensure that capacity and innovation are available to BCAFN to support First Nations economic goals and improve our ability … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Statement on the Defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women)

April 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee released the following statement regarding the defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women). “The BC Assembly of First Nations is deeply disappointed that Bill S-215, … Read More

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