Joint welcome from the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council

It is our great pleasure to welcome all delegates to the B.C. Cabinet and 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 Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. It is an important time in government-to-government relationships and the Province of B.C.

Reconciliation is a cross government priority, and the gathering is an opportunity to work collaboratively and respectfully to address problems, create solutions and celebrate successes.  The format offers many opportunities for First Nations community leaders to meet with new B.C. Cabinet Ministers on issues of importance to their 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 of reconciliation.


2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering

Tuesday, September 5

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm          Early Registration

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm          Opening Reception

2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering
2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering

Wednesday, September 6

7:30 am – Registration Opens

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Opening Remarks and One-on-One Meetings

2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering

Thursday, September 7

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 4:00 pm One-on-One Meetings and Closing Remarks


On-line registration for the 2017 B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering is now closed.

For assistance, please contact fnlg@pacegroup.com.

2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering
2014 First Nations Leader's Gathering

Book a Meeting

One-on-One meeting request bookings are now closed.

There may still be an opportunity to book one-on-one meetings on-site at the B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering depending on availability.

Travel Reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement Guidelines:

Only ONE representative from each of the 203 First Nations is eligible for reimbursement. Those travelling MORE than 30 kms from their home to attend the Gathering may request reimbursement for travel costs, as per below:

Meal per diems:

  • NO meal reimbursement will be provided. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Gathering.


  • Actual costs for flights (receipts are required).
  • Transportation via taxi or public transit to and from the airport (receipts are required).
  • Travel using personal vehicle will be reimbursed at $0.52/km.


  • Actual costs for hotel for two nights maximum at a maximum rate of $225/night, where the 2nd night is required due to travel logistics (receipts required).
  • Participants are asked to book through BC’s hotel block at the Pinnacle Hotel (by August 23rd) as the first choice for accommodation (while we are only reimbursing for one representative the hotel room block is open to anyone attending).

For reimbursement, attendees must submit receipts along with a completed Travel Expense Claim Form to Shawna.French@gov.bc.ca by November 30th, 2017.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us:

Don Bain
Executive Director
Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Colin Braker
Manager, Communications
First Nations Summit

Maureen Grant
Senior Policy Advisor
BC Assembly of First Nations

Shawna French
A/ Executive Director
Deputy Ministers Office
Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation


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