Conservative Senators’ Filibustering Threatens the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 10, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

  FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND THE BC FEDERATION OF LABOUR JOINT NEWS RELEASE Conservative Senators’ Filibustering Threatens the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) and the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) are deeply frustrated by recent attempts to filibuster and delay Bill C-262, An Act to ensure … Read More

BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF CONGRATULATES ELECTED FIRST NATIONS SUMMIT TASK GROUP AND CO-CHAIRS

June 6, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – June 6, 2019) – The First Nations Summit (FNS) held elections today for three positions in the FNS Task Group and two Co-Chairs. Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates re-elected members Cheryl Casimer and Robert Phillips, and newly elected member Lydia Hwitsum to the FNS Task Group; Regional Chief Teegee also congratulates … Read More

BCAFN WELCOMES THE FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

June 3, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

The BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee and Women’s Representative Louisa Housty Jones welcome today’s long anticipated release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The 231 “Calls for Justice” urgently press for transformative social change to end colonial violence and … Read More

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First Nations Approaches to Justice

May 24, 2019By Annette SchroeterNews

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde saidtoday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Barton includes some positive steps but reinforces the need for fundamental changes to Canada’s legal system to ensurefairness and dignity for Indigenous women and girls, and respect for First Nations approaches to justice. Quote … Read More

BCAFN AND FIRST NATIONS MAJOR PROJECTS COALITION SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION

May 15, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Efforts to focus on sharing business capacity building efforts between the two organizations LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY (Prince George, BC) Today, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition Society (FNMPC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning efforts to advance the business capacity of the organization’s respective … Read More

BCAFN CALLS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTION ON UPCOMING FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

May 6, 2019By Annette SchroeterPress Release

Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – May 6, 2019 The BC Assembly of First Nations looks forward to the upcoming release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girlsthat will be submitted to the public next month, on June 3. We join numerous organizations calling on … Read More

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