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15th Annual Special Chiefs Assembly – FINAL Notice

March 7 - March 8

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting the 15th Special Chiefs Assembly on March 7 -8, 2019 on the Territory of Nlaka’pamux and Sylix Territory, Merritt, BC at the Nicola Valley Institute, 4155 Belshaw St. The Special Chiefs Assembly is a duly convened political meeting where BCAFN membership may determine the mandate and direction of the BCAFN.

Date: Thursday March 7th and Friday March 8th, 2019
Location: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Merritt, BC
Meeting Time: 8:30 – 4:30 each day (breakfast and lunch provided)

All inquiries, letters of proxy and registrations can be forwarded to the BCAFN Staff, Annette Schroeter at: 1004 Landooz Road, Prince George, BC V2K 5S3, Fax: 250-962-9552, Office: 250-962-1603, Email: Annette.schroeter@bcafn.ca

Registration form: To register, please complete and submit the registration form (FINAL Notice pdf) no later than Friday March 1, 2019 to Annette Schroeter.

Proxy letter: We have attached (FINAL Notice pdf) our proxy template should you not be able to attend this meeting. Completed proxy forms may be emailed or faxed to our office no later than Friday March 1, 2019. After that date, proxy holders must bring the completed proxy form to the Special Chiefs Assembly.

Travel and Accommodation Notice: Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided for BC Chiefs or Chiefs’ proxy to attend this Special Chiefs Assembly. A block of rooms are reserved at the Best Western Plus Merritt. Please call the hotel directly at 250-378-0700 and mention BC Assembly of First Nations for the block rate or book online by Feb.25 or call the Comfort Inn Merritt at 250-315-0237 and mention BC Assembly of First Nations by Feb.8.

Notice of Resolutions: Resolution submissions are requested in advance. Note: Advance Resolution deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. Please use the included resolution template (FINAL Notice pdf) and submit to our Senior Policy Advisor, Maureen Buchan, via email: maureen.buchan@bcafn.ca

RESOLUTIONS are the essential mechanism by which First Nations provide mandates and directives to the BC Regional Chief.

ADVANCE RESOLUTION SUBMISSION IS REQUESTED. In order to facilitate a more efficient and effective resolution process, resolutions for consideration at a BCAFN Assembly should be received at least 5 business days prior to an Assembly, include a completed resolution and background information and/or supporting documentation.

This should allow sufficient time for resolutions to be reviewed, edited, approved and copied prior to distribution at the Special Chiefs Meeting, which in turn should result in more time for review, consideration and discussion of resolutions on the floor. We look forward to your cooperation in implementing this request for advance submission of resolutions.

SUBMITTING A RESOLUTION: Please complete the attached draft resolution template and send by email to Maureen Buchan, Senior Policy Advisor at maureen.buchan@bcafn.ca.

RESOLUTION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2019

Draft Agenda

FINAL Notice with forms and draft agenda pdf

Second Notice pdf with forms

First Notice pdf with forms


March 7
March 8


Nicola Valley Institute
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC V1K 1R1 Canada
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