December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The government of British Columbia’s recent announcement of their CleanBC plan is welcomed by the BC Assembly of First Nations. It is necessary and timely to address the mounting devastating impacts of climate change. First Nations in BC will need to be part of the transition to the low carbon economy. Regional Chief Teegee said, … Read More


December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Regional Chief Terry Teegee joined First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders as they met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Ministers this morning in Montreal for a significant discussion on economic development issues. This annual First Ministers meeting provides an important opportunity for the four levels of government to meet to discuss important issues. National … Read More

B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

November 29, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

British Columbia Press Release Office of the Premier Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER – B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation. The … Read More

More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

November 24, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

British Columbia Press Release Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia. The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close … Read More


November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) remembers and celebrates Indigenous peoples who served and sacrificed for their Nation(s) on the 25thAboriginal Veterans Day. We hold up our hands and honour our peoples’ contributions and sacrifices during and after those times of great conflict. “We encourage all Canadians to join us in recognizing and … Read More

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


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