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'We have nowhere': B.C. First Nations, rural residents say storm permanently changed the land

Via The Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Health & Wellness, Housing, Reconciliation

"For our grandchildren and their children, now the devastation has left them nothing": Shackan First Nation Chief Arnold Lampreau.   Chief Arnold Lampreau expects his house is a total loss, but more

AFN Calls for urgent action and more equitable participation of Indigenous Peoples Following COP26: UN Climate Change Conference 2021

Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Racism, Reconciliation

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) sent a small delegation to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which took place in Glasgow, more

Emergency Management in B.C. too slow to help First Nations impacted by floods

Via The Record
Tag(s): Climate Emergency, Health & Wellness, Poverty, Racism

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee says he has received assurances from the federal government that it will be committing resources and help for the 40 or so more

The stench of death on Canada's Highway of Tears

Via Aljazeera
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Justice, Poverty, Racism, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

In this six-part series, Al Jazeera tells the stories of some of the Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered along an infamous stretch of highway in British Columbia, more

Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021

Via Assembly of First Nations
Tag(s): Racism, Reconciliation

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is releasing today the details of its upcoming delegation to Vatican City in support of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #58. more

BCAFN calls out the UN for ignoring Indigenous rights and knowledge

Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Reconciliation

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) said it’s concerned about the lack of Indigenous people involved at the UN’s Climate Change Conference. They’re also calling for world leaders to scale more

BCAFN praises Supreme Court’s ruling on the future of downtown homeless encampments

Tag(s): Poverty, Racism, Reconciliation

The BC Assembly of First Nations commends the decision by BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Hinkson’s decision to reject the City of Prince George’s application to evict those living in tent cities. “ more

Calls for booster shots amid systemic racism concerns in B.C. health care system

Via Global News
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic, Racism

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is calling on all First Nations' communities in the province to get a booster shot against COVID-19 but as Julia Foy reports, there are still challenges over more

‘We demand substantial actions’: Regional Chief Teegee on Trudeau’s Tk’emlups te Secwepemc visit

Via Prince George Citizen
Tag(s): Justice, Reconciliation

BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee has released a statement following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc in Kamloops today (Oct. 18) more

Terry Teegee: Time to stop targeting Indigenous people

Via The Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Housing, Justice, Racism, Reconciliation

Opinion: I hope that cities in B.C. and across Canada can learn from the mistakes that Prince George is making, and be sure not to repeat them. B.C. is facing a homeless crisis that needs to more