(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – February 10, 2018) – The BCAFN is standing with the family of Colten Boushie and mourn the loss of their son. Yesterday a 12-member jury found Gerald Stanley, 56, not guilty with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22, who died after being shot in the … Read More
(Coast Salish Territory, BC – February 7, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee supports amendments to the Fisheries Act introduced in the House of Commons yesterday that will effectively reverse the damaging amendments made under the former Harper government in 2012. While those amendments created uncertainty for protection and lower environmental standards, the amendments … Read More
(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds the fourth legal order issued by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) against the federal government. This marks yet another victory for First Nations children and families that have been racially discriminated against by the government. The First Nations Leadership Council also applauds the … Read More
(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, BC – February 1, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee will attend and welcome the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls to the Civic Centre in Prince George next week at the latest stop on its tour of community hearings. The National Inquiry is mandated to examine … Read More
The Editor, Last week’s meeting in Ottawa to address the urgency around the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care highlighted that we are on the right path in British Columbia. We, the members of the Tripartite First Nations Children and Families Working Group (comprised of Indigenous Services Canada, the Province of British Columbia, … Read More
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Effective March 1, 2018 the BC Assembly of First Nations office will relocate to the Territory of Lheidli-T’enneh in Prince George, BC and to the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nation’s Territories in the Vancouver area. View the PDF release
(Montréal, QC – January 23, 2018) As the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks begin in Montreal, BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee, National Chief Perry Bellegarde and a delegation of First Nations leaders, including members of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Economic Development, were in Montreal to show support for the … Read More
BCAFN Youth Forum – January 19, 2018, Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC Please find the attached notice+registration form, and draft event agenda.
(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – January 11, 2018) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomed the announcement yesterday from the federal government that they are committing to an additional $189.2 million dollars in funding for the First Nations Policing Program. This announcement comes after a 2017 budget commitment of $102 million was criticized as insufficient to address the … Read More