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    Federal Government’s Unilateral Removal of Funding from First Nations Social Development Society Denounced

    (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – May 20, 2015) As of September 30, 2015 the First Nations Social Development Society (FNSDS) will no longer have funding to support essential social programs for on-reserve social assistance programs.  

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    UBCIC OPEN LETTER REGARDING BILL C-51: ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, 2015

    Adam E. Thompson, Committee Clerk
    National Security and Defence Senate Committee
    Senate of Canada
    Tel: 1-613-990-6160
    Fax: 1-613-947-2104

    RE: UBCIC OPEN LETTER REGARDING BILL C-51: ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, 2015

    Dear National Security and Defence Senate Committee,

    We are writing to inform you of our deep concerns regarding Bill C-51 Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is an Indigenous political advocacy organization representing over 100 First Nations in British Columbia and we stand strongly in opposition to Bill C-51. The proposed Bill completely sweeps aside and fundamentally undermines our rights as Indigenous Peoples to exercise, assert and defend our inherent Aboriginal Title, Rights and Treaty Rights. Let us remind you, these inherent rights are judicially and constitutionally recognized and Bill C-51 completely disregards the Canadian Constitution Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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