28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

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This week, over 20 Indigenous and environmental organizations delivered an open letter to 28 major banks, calling on them to back away from funding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMEP). 

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UBCIC Open Letter: S-3 - Sex based discrimination in the Indian Act

Dear Minister Bennett:

On May 17, 2017, Bill S-3 was amended in the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in order to remove the long-standing discriminatory treatment of Indian women and their descendants in the status provisions of the Indian Act, and more particularly, to remove the sex-based distinction between 6(1)(a) and 6(1)(c) status. We write to you today to ask you to support the Senate Committee's amendment, which will assist Indian women and their descendants, and all Indigenous peoples, to move forward.

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OPEN LETTER: 2017 BC Election - British Columbians Have Spoken

Dear Premier Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver:

From April 28th to May 9th nearly two million British Columbians took to the polls to give expression to their deep concerns relative to the previous sixteen years of a BC Liberal majority rule. Clearly, Sixty percent of those British Columbians have overwhelmingly voted for change.

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Anyone But Clark: BC Liberals Failing Grade

... and somewhere BC Liberals are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville, - mighty Christy Clark has struck out!

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BC NDP, BC Greens & BC Liberals respond to First Nations Leadership Council BC Election Questionnaire

The First Nations Leadership Council is committed to changing the course of First Nation-Crown relations in BC in a way that empowers First Nations and results in real, concrete change to our children, families, and communities. The FNLC has identified the upcoming provincial election as a critical turning point in which First Nation voters have the potential to significantly shift not only the focus of the election but the outcome as well.

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OPEN LETTER RE: UBCIC Resolution 2016-49 “Support for the Tsilhqot’in Nation and Condemning the Provincial Amendment Process for the “Prosperity Mine”

Dear Premier Clark, Minister Polak and Associate Deputy Minister Jardine,

We are writing with respect to UBCIC Resolution 2016-49, “Support for the Tsilhqot’in Nation and Condemning the Provincial Amendment Process for the “Prosperity Mine,” which was presented, affirmed and endorsed by consensus at the UBCIC Annual General Assembly on September 23, 2016 (enclosed).

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OPEN LETTER: UBCIC Calls On BC and Canada to Reject the Steelhead LNG Project

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Christy Clark and Ministers Polak and Rustad,

We are writing with respect to UBCIC Resolution 2016-34, “Support for WSÁNEĆ First Nations’ Opposition to Steelhead LNG,” which was presented, affirmed and endorsed by consensus at the UBCIC Annual General Assembly Chiefs Council on September 22, 2016 (enclosed).

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Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion Responds to NEB Decision to Restart Energy East Review

January 27 2017, Turtle Island—The newly named National Energy Board (NEB) panel tasked with reviewing TransCanada’s Energy East tar sands pipeline application has just announced that it had no choice but to restart the review process at square one due to the bias shown by the previous panel, just as many First Nations that are part of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion - www.treatyalliance.org - had demanded in submissions made to the NEB. 

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