About the British Columbia All Chief’s Task Force

At the All-Chiefs’ Assembly on Recognition and Reconciliation held on August 25-28, 2009, a First Nations Task Force, composed of volunteer First Nation leaders from across the province, was established to build upon the outcomes and energy of the gathering by drafting and implementing a short-term action plan  to communicate the urgency and importance of raising awareness and recognition of Aboriginal title and rights at the provincial, national and international levels, as well as with the general public  The Task Force will also strive to increase efficiency by better organizing First Nations in British Columbia by working together on issues of common concern.  A working group of the Task Force – a Coordinated Action Working Group (CAWG)– was struck to work with a public relations firm to develop and implement a coordinated action strategy to raise awareness of First Nations issues, with particular focus in the short‐term on the opportunity presented by the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.