BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterNews

After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual respect, collaboration, and … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS GATHER IN OTTAWA FOR AFN SPECIAL CHIEFS’ ASSEMBLY

December 10, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Chiefs from British Columbia, including Regional Chief Terry Teegee, travelled to unceded Algonquin Territory last week to conduct business at the Assembly of First Nations’ Special Chiefs Assembly. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) advocates on behalf of First Nations on issues such as treaties, Indigenous rights, land and resources. They have the authority to … Read More

BCAFN WELCOMES BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CLEANBC PLAN

December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The government of British Columbia’s recent announcement of their CleanBC plan is welcomed by the BC Assembly of First Nations. It is necessary and timely to address the mounting devastating impacts of climate change. First Nations in BC will need to be part of the transition to the low carbon economy. Regional Chief Teegee said, … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST MINISTERS

December 7, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Regional Chief Terry Teegee joined First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders as they met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Ministers this morning in Montreal for a significant discussion on economic development issues. This annual First Ministers meeting provides an important opportunity for the four levels of government to meet to discuss important issues. National … Read More

B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

November 29, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

British Columbia Press Release Office of the Premier Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER – B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation. The … Read More

More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

November 24, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release

British Columbia Press Release Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia. The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close … Read More

B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

November 23, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

November 29-30, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre West 5th annual B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering held on the territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations. This year’s gathering is organized in partnership between the First Nations Leadership Council and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. The gathering offers numerous opportunities for … Read More

Webinar: Towards a Clean Growth Future

November 20, 2018By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

Monday, November 26 from 12 noon to 1 pm Presenter: Bobbi Plecas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy The B.C. government is developing a strategy for a clean future and has been reaching out to First Nations communities to begin a conversation and longer-term collaboration towards this important goal. As part of … Read More