Canada, British Columbia and First Nations Leadership Council sign Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding to improve emergency management services for BC First Nations

April 29, 2019By webmasterPress Release

April 27, 2019 — Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Supporting First Nations communities in emergency situations is a priority for the Government of Canada. First Nations communities are often vulnerable because of their remote locations, and the government is committed to ensuring everyone in Canada has access to quick, reliable … Read More

Province supports BCAFN Economic Development Strategy

April 23, 2019By webmasterPress Release

LHEIDLI T’ENNEH, PRINCE GEORGE The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will continue development and implementation of its economic development strategy, supported by $2.24 million in provincial funding over the next two years. This funding will ensure that capacity and innovation are available to BCAFN to support First Nations economic goals and improve our ability … Read More

BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Statement on the Defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women)

April 18, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee released the following statement regarding the defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women). “The BC Assembly of First Nations is deeply disappointed that Bill S-215, … Read More

BCAFN MOURNS PASSING OF CREE ELDER NOEL STARBLANKET

April 17, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Apr. 17, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of respected Cree Elder Noel Starblanket who passed away earlier this week. After many years of struggling with diabetes he finally lost his fight Monday morning at the Regina General Hospital in … Read More

NEW BCAFN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS

April 11, 2019By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

A series of five videos were produced on themes from economic development during the BCAFN Business Forum 2019. Watch the videos: First Nations Business Forum 2019 First Nations Women in Business First Nations Economic Development Economic Development and First Nations Rights and Title Regional Chief Teegee and Economic Development   Producer: Andreas Krebs of Resonant Strategic … Read More

BCAFN CELEBRATES TSAWWASSEN FIRST NATION TREATY TENTH ANNIVERSARY

April 3, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Together with the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the British Columbia provincial government, the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the TFN Treaty. Since 2009 the Nation has been working to dismantle the federal governance structures imposed under the Indian Act and have implemented their own self-governance processes. “Tsawwassen … 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

REGISTER for ALL CHIEFS MEETING ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES April 4, 2019

March 27, 2019By Annette SchroeterUncategorized

REGISTER INVITATION TO BC FIRST NATIONS APRIL 4, 2019, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, 1133 West Hasting Street.Xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Səli? lwətaʔɬ/Selí? lwitulh(Tsleil-Waututh) Territories, Vancouver, BC For BC Chiefs, leaders and technicians/experts. OBJECTIVE: to review the recent federal legislation Bill C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families … Read More