BCAFN Hosting Third First Nations Business Forum in Prince George Today

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(Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George, BC, Feb. 6, 2020) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is hosting a third province-wide business forum today. This forum falls follows up on the October Business Forum held in Vancouver, and the previous forum held in Prince George last winter. This event will explore the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Bill 41) providing certainty and predictability for business, and also features a strong youth component in the business world as part of the agenda. Delegates will explore topics on successful economic models, and agreements and tools for First Nations success.

“Discussions at this forum have been designed to provide an avenue for open dialogue amongst First Nations, industry, communities and governments to achieve economic reconciliation.  A key focus of today's agenda is economic development in consideration of the recent passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in BC Act,” stated Regional Chief Terry Teegee. “We assembled speakers and experts to provide a constructive and honest dialogue on what the implementation of this new legislation means for our communities, businesses and our future.”

The BCAFN Business Forum can be viewed LIVE online at the following LINK

The BCAFN Business Forum features co-hosts, Chief Sharleen Gale of the Fort Nelson First Nation and Doug White, BA, JD, former Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The First Nations Business Forums are supported by the British Columbia government and the British Columbia Business Council (BCBC). The next First Nations Business Forum will be held later this year.

BCAFN Business Forum Agenda

For further information, contact: 
Derek Hansom, Economic Development Policy Analyst, derek.hansom@bcafn.ca
Annette Schroeter, Communications Officer, phone (778)281-1655. 

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