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First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the cessation of “Birth Alerts” as first step of many to end the traumatizing practice of hospital removals

September 16, 2019 Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership...

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First Nations Leadership Council applauds landmark CHRT ruling for compensation for First Nations children and families who were unfairly discriminated against in child welfare system

September 6, 2019 Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership...

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First Nations Leadership Council Welcomes the Passage of Rights Affirming Indigenous Child Welfare Legislation

JUNE 24, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased...

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First Nations Summit cautiously optimistic regarding Indigenous investments in Federal Budget 2019

Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Summit (FNS) leadership is encouraged...

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES BILL C-92: AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, INUIT, AND MÉTIS CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – March 1, 2018) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council...

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FNLC DEMANDS OVERHAUL OF SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

On Monday Dec.10, the Representative for Children and Youth released the report Alone and Afraid:...

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FNLC Statement on contracted Residential agencies for Children and Youth in Care

The First Nations Leadership Council is outraged at the continued risk that Indigenous youth in...

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) statement on BILL 26 (2018) – Child, Family and Community Service Amendment Act

Yesterday the Government of BC introduced amendments to the CFCSA in Bill C-26. These amendments...

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BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order: Federal government must act

The BC First Nations Leadership Council applauds the fourth legal order issued by the Canadian...

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Canada, British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council sign Reconciliation Charter committing to the care of First Nations children and youth

The health and well-being of Indigenous children is a top priority for the Government of...

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RCY Releases Damning Report Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) On March 30, 2017, the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) submitted...

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System failed Alex Gervais; RCY report recommendations must be implemented

Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are...

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