The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Community Hearings of the Truth Gathering Process in Smithers,
The National Inquiry will be holding community hearings this week in Smithers BC at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Hall.  The Commissioners will be present at the public community hearings starting at 9:00am September 26 until September 28, and are scheduled to end at 5:00 pm each day.  The community hearings are open to
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Elijah Mack, new Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
The BCAAFC congratulates Elijah Mack in his new role as the Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Elijah Mack is 21 years old and resides in Merritt BC, but his origins are from the small village of Bella Coola, BC.  Elijah has lived in an
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BC Wildfire Fight
For information on the communities impacted by the forest fire situation please visit our Facebook page at: Other useful links: Weather Updates – Road Conditions – Wildfires of note –
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Province invests $53 million for new Aboriginal housing
Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost today with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding. The money will be used for eight housing developments throughout the province that will produce 378 units. The announcement was made at the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association in Surrey, one of the housing providers
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2nd Annual Honour Our Elders award
The Honoring Our Elders award was created to recognize the amazing Elders in Friendship Centre communities throughout BC. It is an annual award that will be presented to one male Elder and one female Elder each year at the BCAAFC AGM. Each Friendship Centre in BC will be invited to nominate one male and one
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Gathering Our Voices 2017 – Thank you Kelowna!
Leslie Varley, Executive Director of BCAAFC, the co-hosting agency, commented, “This level of commitment to the Gathering Our Voices reflects the increasing need for opportunities that positively reinforce Indigenous youth identity. We make every effort to accommodate as many youth as possible each year.” Community groups work hard year round to fund-raise for their youth
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