On September 7-8, 2016 Premier Christy Clark, her cabinet and the First Nations Leadership Council will welcome all delegates to the third annual Cabinet-First Nations Leaders Gathering, being held on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations.
This year’s gathering is jointly organized by the First Nations Leadership Council and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. It is one of the largest gatherings of provincial and First Nations leaders in Canada.
The gathering is about fostering relationships, addressing problems, creating solutions and celebrating successes. The format this year offers many opportunities for First Nations community leaders to meet with B.C. Cabinet Ministers on issues of importance to communities and to network with other leaders from across the province.
This year’s gathering offers all of us face-to-face opportunities to continue on the path towards building a fair, just and equitable partnership where we are working together to close socio-economic gaps as part of our journey towards reconciliation.
It has been a busy year since we last met, a year of progress and partnerships and we look forward to listening and learning from each other over the course of the gathering so we can continue our important work together in the year ahead.
News Releases and announcements from the First Nations Leadership Gathering:
B.C. supports First Nations economic development strategy - September 6, 2016
Improving economic outcomes and business development opportunities in First Nations communities is at the heart of a provincial partnership with the B.C. Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN).
Aboriginal tourism and mid-coast economy to benefit from B.C.’s strength - September 6, 2016
The Government of British Columbia and BC Ferries are committing to a seasonal direct ferry service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola to support Aboriginal tourism and the mid-coast economy, Premier Christy Clark announced.
Working to end violence against women and girls - September 7, 2016
The B.C. government is providing $250,000 this year to support the work of the Moose Hide Campaign, a growing movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.
Partnering with B.C. First Nations to improve health - September 7, 2016
The Province and First Nations throughout British Columbia are working together to find new, practical approaches to improving First Nations people’s health and wellness.
B.C. Assembly of First Nations: bcafn.ca
B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint: workbc.ca/skills
BC Jobs Plan: engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan
Aboriginal Business and Investment Council: bcabic.ca
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