Chantelle Bellrichard

Chantelle Bellrichard is a reporter with CBC Indigenous and is based in Vancouver. Email her at chantelle.bellrichard@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @pieglue.

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First Nations leadership questions B.C. departure from national vaccine rollout priorities

First Nations leaders in B.C. say the province's updated COVID-19 immunization plan deviates from national guidelines that priority should be given to all Indigenous adults within the first two stages of vaccine rollout.

Elected Métis Nation B.C. president suing board members over suspension

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C. Clara Morin Dal Col has filed a lawsuit against nine board members who voted to suspend her last month. 

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and daughter recovering after kidney transplant surgery

Longtime Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs President Stewart Phillip is recovering in a Vancouver hospital after undergoing a kidney transplant on Wednesday. 

Suspended Métis Nation B.C. president seeks reversal of board decision

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C. Clara Morin Dal Col says she’s seeking a reversal of the board’s move to suspend her earlier this month.

Elected president of Métis Nation B.C. suspended by board of directors 

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C., Clara Morin Dal Col, has been suspended from her position amid escalating tension within its leadership. 

AFN resolution calling for probe into gender-based discrimination sparks heated debate

A resolution calling for an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the Assembly of First Nations was passed on Wednesday following heated debate. 

First Nations leaders call for probe into gender-based discrimination within AFN

A pair of First Nations leaders are pushing for the Assembly of First Nations to agree to an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the organization.

Investigation finds widespread racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system

Racism, stereotyping and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the B.C. health-care system are widespread and can be deadly, according to the findings of an independent investigative report released Monday. 

Residential school healing fund set to end as First Nations leaders say demand for services growing

The future of a B.C. society established to provide support to residential school survivors is in limbo as a health fund born of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement is set to run out in March 2021. 

Terry Teegee re-elected regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations

Terry Teegee, from the Takla Nation in northern B.C., will take on a second term as regional chief for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. 

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