FNLC UPDATE ON UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LEGISLATION IN BC

October 11, 2019By Annette SchroeterStatement No Comments

PURPOSE To provide an update on the status and progress of the commitment from the Government of British Columbia to introduce legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in BC. BACKGROUND In the February 2019 Speech from the Throne, the Government of BC committed to introducing UN Declaration … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee hosting First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver Today

October 11, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations  shared territories, BC, Oct. 11, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee is hosting the BC First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver. Chiefs, leaders, economic development administrators, entrepeneurs, and youth are gathering at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Hotel to attend this event. The theme, … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council Angered and Disappointed with Canada’s Recalcitrant Appeal of CHRT Ruling

October 8, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

October 7, 2019 News Release (Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) of British Columbia expresses our profound frustration and deep concern with the decision on October 6, 2019 by the Government of Canada to seek judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision in … Read More

FNLC Celebrates Orange Shirt – Every Child Matters Day to Honour Residential School Survivors

September 30, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Today, all leaders and staff of the First Nations Leadership Council (UBCIC, BCAFN and FNS) are wearing Orange Shirts to honour and recognize survivors of residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is a day of affirmation for survivors and their families to let them know that we are here to support them … Read More

Regional Chief Terry Teegee to attend Vancouver Climate Strike March Calls for urgent action to respond to Climate Emergency

September 27, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – September 27, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee is joining the global climate strike today at 1 pm at the Vancouver City Hall, joining millions of young people marching around the world who are calling for urgent action to defend the only house … Read More

BCAFN Call for Expressions of Interest: Two Youth Representative Positions (Final Notice)

September 26, 2019By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement No Comments

  Angela Charlie (former female youth representative)                          Johnny Hanuse (former male youth representative) Call for Expressions of Interest for 2 Youth Representative Positions FINAL NOTICE The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is accepting expressions of interest for the positions of: 1) Male … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF TERRY TEEGEE CONGRATULATES GRAND CHIEF STEWART PHILLIP’S RE-ELECTION FOR 8TH TERM AS PRESIDENT OF UBCIC

September 20, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 20, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Philip on his re-election by acclamation to President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As a visionary and committed leader he continues in this position to advance … Read More

The Next Session of Parliament Must Prioritize Protection and Fulfillment of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2019By Annette SchroeterOpen Letter

OPEN LETTER TO ALL CANDIDATES IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and numerous reports by international human rights bodies have all documented the profound and tragic harms that have resulted from Canada’s colonial laws and policies. Ongoing adverse impacts include denial … Read More