BCAFN REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON ISSUES STATEMENT OF APOLOGY

December 6, 2016By Site AdministratorPress Release

(Algonquin Territory, Gatineau, QC – December 6, 2016)  On December 3, 2016, B.C. Regional Chief, Shane Gottfriedson posted a photo on Instagram that offended many people.  Regional Chief Gottfriedson made no excuse for his regrettable action and immediately apologized to the Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council. While the Women’s Council has accepted his apology, … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON SUPPORTS SCHOOL DISTRICT 70 PORT ALBERNI IN THE INCLUSION OF NUU-CHAH-NULTH CULTURAL PRACTICES

November 18, 2016By Site AdministratorPress Release

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops – November 18, 2016)- This week the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms filed a petition for Candice Servatius asking the Courts for a Declaration that School District 70 (SD 70) violated the right to religious freedom for her children, when her children participated and observed Nuu-chah-nulth cultural practices in 2015 and … Read More

REGIONAL CHIEF ENCOURAGES ALL TO WEAR ORANGE SHIRTS IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND HONOUR OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

September 30, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Today marks ‘Orange Shirt Day,’ a day to commemorate, acknowledge, and honour residential school survivors. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stated, “On this day we must reflect on the horrors of the residential school system, and the intergenerational effects on First Nations communities, families, and individuals. We must continue the important work of implementing the 94 … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON WITNESSES RECONCILIATION CEREMONY WITH DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

September 27, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Songhees Territory/Victoria, BC– September 27, 2016) – Yesterday, BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson witnessed the Duke of Cambridge affix the Ring of Reconciliation to the Black Rod at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria in the presence of First Nations leaders, government leaders and other dignitaries. The Black Rod is a ceremonial staff created … Read More

INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA ENGAGE FIRST NATIONS ON EXISTING GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE INDIAN ACT

September 20, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is hosting a 1 day event and is inviting First Nations, Tribal Councils, Aboriginal organizations, community members, and the public to participate in a day of Descheneaux Engagement on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Marriot Vancouver Pinnacle from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following topics … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON STANDS WITH TREATY 8 NATIONS AGAINST THE SITE C HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

September 14, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release 1 Comment

(Algonquin Territory/Ottawa– September 14, 2016) – Yesterday, British Columbia Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stood with Treaty 8 First Nations, including Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations, allies and supporters on Parliament Hill to call on the Trudeau Government to fulfill its commitment that now is the time for a renewed nation-to-nation relationship between First … Read More

Regional Chief Gottfriedson Represents the AFN at the Progressive Trade Forum

September 9, 2016By BCAFN STAFFNews

(September 09, 2016 – Mississauga Territory – Toronto, ON) Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke on a panel regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) consultations and Canada’s plan to partner with Indigenous leaders and organizations to ensure First Nations Inherent Rights, Title, and Treaty Rights are upheld in the international trade relationships Canada engages in. “First Nations are open … Read More

BC REGIONAL CHIEF SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON MARKS SEPTEMBER 6 AS A HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION IN BC

September 8, 2016By BCAFN STAFFPress Release

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – September 7, 2016) – Yesterday, the BCAFN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Business Council which outlines a partnership for economic development between First Nations and business leaders in BC, focusing on a shared vision going forward to remedy the negative economic and social outcomes currently facing many … Read More