Indigenous Leaders Unite at Montreal Climate Rally To Stop Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline

Indigenous Leaders Unite at Montreal Climate Rally To Stop Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline

“First Nations in Quebec stand with First Nations in British Columbia. Trans Mountain will not be built. Energy East will never see the light of day.”

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2018, Montreal—As the COP24 climate conference got underway in Poland, Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Quebec were united front and centre today at the ten-thousand-person climate rally in Montreal, where opposition to the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is the strongest in the country (Report here). The Indigenous leaders delivered a message of solidarity.

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OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands apology from PM Trudeau for comments to Secretary-Treasurer Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

December 5, 2018

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister, Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6
Via fax:613-992-4211
Via email: pm@pm.gc.ca 

OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands apology from PM Trudeau for comments to Secretary-Treasurer Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

We are writing to convey our absolute condemnation of your condescending and sexist response to UBCIC Secretary-Treasurer Kukpi7 Judy Wilson yesterday afternoon during the Assembly of First Nations meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

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We Must Respect the Rights of Unist’ot’en Land Defenders

Press Statement

December 5, 2018

We Must Respect the Rights of Unist’ot’en Land Defenders

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – December 5, 2018) On November 26th, Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of the TransCanada Corporation, applied for an injunction and served the Unist’ot’en camp with notice for a civil lawsuit.

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UBCIC Condemns Minister Bennett’s False Statements Regarding the “Joint Development” of a New Specific Claims Process

PRESS STATEMENT

 UBCIC Condemns Minister Bennett’s False Statements Regarding the “Joint Development” of a New Specific Claims Process   

(Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC – December 4, 2018)

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs unequivocally denounces the inaccurate and misleading statements made by Minister Carolyn Bennett to the national media and to the chiefs gathered at a meeting of the Assembly of First Nations. Minister Bennett has falsely stated that the specific claims process is being “overhauled” in favour of a new regime that has been jointly developed by First Nations.

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Statement following the 5th annual B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

For Immediate Release
Nov. 30, 2018

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
BC Assembly of First Nations
First Nations Summit
Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Statement following 5th annual B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs; Regional Chief Terry Teegee of the BC Assembly of First Nations; and Robert Phillips of the First Nations Summit have issued the following statement on the final day of the B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering in Vancouver on Coast Salish Territory:

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UBCIC Congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UBC

News Release
November 29, 2018

UBCIC Congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UBC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 29, 2018) UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was recognized yesterday with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia for his life-long advocacy and work.

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B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release 2018PREM0144-002301

Nov. 29, 2018

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
BC Assembly of First Nations
First Nations Summit
Union of BC Indian Chiefs

B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER - B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation.

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National Inquiry into MMIWG “A Complete Waste of Time” Unless It Dramatically Transforms Power Structures

News Release
November 28, 2018

National Inquiry into MMIWG “A Complete Waste of Time” Unless It Dramatically Transforms Power Structures – UBCIC 

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 28, 2018) On Monday Union of BC Indian Chiefs Secretary Treasurer Kupki7 Judy Wilson told the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls to hold the Canadian state, in all its forms, accountable for “gross acts of violence, injustice, purposeful marginalization, and exclusion.”

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