BCAFN YOUTH FORUM – March 29 – 31, 2019

March 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Youth Representatives will be hosting a Youth Forum on March 29-31, 2019 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, 3099 Corvette Way, in Richmond, BC. The session is intended to bring together BC First Nations Youth to dialogue around priorities and strategic approaches with respect to advocating and … 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

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Nlaka’pamux and Syilx Territory, Merritt, BC – Mar. 8, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee celebrates International Women’s Day and acknowledges the dynamic and powerful role Indigenous women play within our families, communities, and Nations. We live in an exciting time with grassroots activism sparking worldwide action, however, despite … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF APPLAUDS MP JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD

March 2, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Mar. 2, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations’ (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee applauds Hereditary Chief Puglaas, Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, for her courageous and detailed testimony this week before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The integrity and honesty of her words as she … Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Courage of Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

February 15, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

On February 13, 2019, Premier Horgan took an empowering step forward for this Province with the commitment to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”). First Nations in BC strongly support Premier Horgan in this regard, and we share his courage to advance us all to prosperity. … Read More

REMINDER -BCAFN HOSTING BUSINESS FORUM IN PRINCE GEORGE FEBRUARY 19TH & 20TH, 2019

February 15, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting a First Nations Business Forum in Prince George, BC on February 19th and 20th, 2019. The Chiefs of BC have directed the BCAFN with the mandate to advance the work of the BCAFN First Nations Sustainable Economic and Fiscal Relations Strategy. An important aspect of this strategy is a commitment … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF WELCOMES PROGRESSIVE ACTIONS TOWARD RECONCILIATION IN BC GOVERNMENT THRONE SPEECH

February 13, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Feb. 13, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomes the NDP government’s progressive actions identified throughout the 2019 Throne Speech today. Reconciliation is a political priority and the innovative approaches toward both short-term and long-term advances in political, economic, and social sectors … Read More