BCAFN STATEMENT ON TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION APPROVAL

June 19, 2019By Annette SchroeterStatement

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – June 18, 2019) – Today the government of Canada announced the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX). In 2018 Canada bought the TMX from Kinder Morgan Inc. for $4.5 billion, shortly thereafter the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project. It has become one of the more contentious … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF TERRY TEEGEE STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF MS. JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD AND DR. JANE PHILPOTT FROM LIBERAL CAUCUS

April 3, 2019By Annette SchroeterStatement

STATEMENT April 3, 2019 (Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Apr. 3, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee released the following statement upon the serious upheaval in federal Liberal politics today with the removal of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from caucus: “I am outraged at the heavy-handed … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) saddened by death of former Indigenous Youth Intern in air disaster

March 11, 2019By Annette SchroeterStatement

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is very saddened to hear of the passing of Micah Messent in yesterday’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster, that resulted in the 157 deaths, including 18 Canadians. Micah, an Indigenous youth, was a member of the Red River Métis Nation in Manitoba, was raised as the youngest of … Read More