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February 22, 2017 | First Nations Summit welcomes federal review


February 21, 2017 | First Nations Summit encouraged by Provincial Budget commitments on Children and Families


February 6, 2017 | System failed Alex Gervais; RCY report recommendations must be implemented


January 13, 2017 | First Nations Summit Statement on the Passing of Arthur Manuel


December 19, 2016 | First Nations Summit Congratulates NStQ on Initialling Agreement-in-Principle


December 7, 2016 | Recent death of aged-out young woman in Surrey a signal that immediate policy changes required


November 30, 2016 | Federal Government gets it right on rejection of Northern Gateway and instituting of north coast tanker moratorium


November 21, 2016 | Province must work to implement recommendations contained in the Final Report of the Special Advisor on Aboriginal Child Welfare


October 14, 2016 | First Nations Summit saddened by the death of Jim Prentice


October 13, 2016 | Negotiation and implementation of modern day treaty agreements remains the gold standard for achieving reconciliation in BC


October 11, 2016 | RCMP Conduct must be included in the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls


September 27, 2016 | "Ring of Reconciliation" an important and permanent symbol for the path to reconciliation


July 4, 2016 | An Open Letter from the First Nations Leadership Council to Premier Christy Clark regarding BC correspondence to the AME-BC regarding access payments to operate on First Nations lands


June 21, 2016 | June 21 National Aboriginal Day: Repatriation of Indigenous cultural treasures


June 10, 2016 | First Nations Summit re-elects Executive


June 7, 2016 | Treaty Principals take action to improve treaty negotiations


June 1, 2016 | First Nations Resolute they will Reform Indigenous Child Welfare in BC


May 20, 2016 | Federal Government must reject National Energy Board decision to conditionally approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project


May 19, 2016 | Province Ignores First Nations on Children and Families


May 10, 2016 | First Nations Summit Commends Federal Liberal Government for decision to become a "full supporter" of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


May 3, 2016 | First Nations Leadership Council Strongly Supports RCY Report Condemning Wide-Ranging and Biased Plecas Review


April 7, 2016 | First Nations Summit commends Royal Winnipeg Ballet for important contribution to reconciliation


April 7, 2016 | BC Hydro takes appalling position on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


April 5, 2016 | First Nations Summit congratulates Tla'amin First Nation on the effective date of the Tla'amin final agreement


March 2, 2016 | FNS statement on Climate Change: SUNNY WAYS, NOT GLOBAL WARMING


March 2, 2016 | Indigenous Peoples Must be Partners in Canada's Climate Change Discussions


February 12, 2016 | First Nations Summit congratulates Akisq'nuk First Nation on Specific Claims Tribunal Victory


January 26, 2016 | BC First Nations Applaud Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Federal Government must take immediate action to address inequalities in First Nations Child and Family Funding


January 20, 2016 | Renewed calls for Public Inquiry on the Anniversary of Babine Sawmill Explosion


 

 

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The "New Relationship"

The result of discussions with senior provincial government officials on how to establish a new government-to
government relationship based on respect, recognition and accommodation of Aboriginal title and rights, this document was agreed to and signed by the Leadership Council (FNS, AFN, UBCIC)

Backgrounder: "A New Relationship"

 

First Nations Health Blueprint

The British Columbia First Nations Health Blueprint is a strategic tool to guide the ongoing development of the First Nations health sector.

More on the Health Blueprint Process, and links to PDF downloads.

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