CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – BCAFN BOARD OF DIRECTOR

July 29, 2019By Annette SchroeterAnnouncement

Election of a member for the Board of Director position at the BC Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2019 (“Election Day”) to be held in Vancouver, BC. The deadline to submit a complete Candidate Package is before midnight on August 5, 2019. Nominations for Board of Directors If you wish … Read More

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES DECLARATION OF GLOBAL CLIMATE EMERGENCY ISSUED BY AFN

July 24, 2019By webmasterPress Release

(Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) Territory, Fredericton, NB – July 24, 2019) – The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) welcomes the declaration of a Global Climate Emergency, approved yesterday by unanimous resolution [Resolution #06/2019] from the Chiefs-in-Assembly at the 40th AGA of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The Declaration builds on the leadership already being shown by … Read More

Indigenous Tourism BC Signs MOU with British Columbia Assembly of First Nations

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Significant agreement supports expansion of BCʼs Indigenous tourism industry Coast Salish Territories (June 21, 2019): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand the provinceʼs rich collection of Indigenous tourism products and experiences. The MOU was signed at the opening ceremonies of … Read More

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES THE PASSAGE OF RIGHTS AFFIRMING INDIGENOUS CHILD WELFARE LEGISLATION

June 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased with the passage of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This legislation affirms the inherent jurisdiction over children and families held by First … Read More

First Nations Leadership Council Celebrates the Passing of Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages

June 21, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 21, 2019) Today, Canada’s Governor General provided Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages royal assent, thus passing the bill into Canadian Law. The FNLC celebrates this historic achievement as a significant first step in taking the urgent action needed to preserve, protect and promote endangered Indigenous languages throughout Canada, … Read More