Statement of Solidarity: No More Violence Against Women and Girls

Statement of Solidarity: No More Violence Against Women and Girls

Vancouver, BC - February 13, 2019- The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in BC stands with Secwepemc women, led by Jody Leon, Ida Manuel and other Secwepemc women seeking justice for horrific and deadly violence against women that has occurred in Secwepemc territories and across BC, and that has recently been raised in the trial of Curtis Sagmoen including direct protection of these women from retaliation or harm for their voices of advocacy.

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OPEN LETTER: The discriminatory, sexist comments about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould being spread by government officials and staff are appalling and condemnable  

February 12, 2019

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: The discriminatory, sexist comments about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould being spread by government officials and staff are appalling and condemnable  

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

We demand that you immediately and categorically publicly condemn the racist and sexist innuendo about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould that is being spread by unnamed elected officials and staff of your government in media reports.

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News Release: DFO Must Engage First Nations to Revise Negligent Aquaculture Policy

News Release
February 11, 2019


DFO Must Engage First Nations to Revise Negligent Aquaculture Policy


(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 08, 2019) On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Federal Court ruled in favour of the ‘Namgis First Nation and Alexandra Morton’s challenge to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and their controversial policy to not test farmed salmon for the Piscine Reo-Virus (PRV) before transfer or release.

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Public Statement: UBCIC Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Auditor General Michael Ferguson

PUBLIC STATEMENT

UBCIC Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Auditor General Michael Ferguson

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 7, 2019) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) offers our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and colleagues of Michael Ferguson, Canada’s Auditor General, who passed away on February 2, 2019 due to cancer.

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Media Advisory: Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation will speak to media about opposition to Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation will speak to media about opposition to Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline

What: Media availability with Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation prior to her speaking event at 6:30 pm that hundreds are expected to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/767000023686094/

When: Friday February 8 at 6:00 pm

Where: SFU Harbour Center Foyer, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver.

Who: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation will join Molly Wickham

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UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 shines a spotlight on the fight to save and preserve Indigenous languages in BC and across Canada

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2019

UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 shines a spotlight on the fight to save and preserve Indigenous languages in BC and across Canada

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Today, representatives from the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council attended the official global launch of the Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.  The event gathered high-level governmental officials, Indigenous peoples, civil society, academia, media, information and memory organizations, United Nations agencies, public language harmonization and documentation institutions and private sector bodies to celebrate under the theme: “Indigenous languages matter for sustainable development, peace building and reconciliation.”

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Open letter urges federal and provincial governments to suspend construction of Site C dam

Media Release
23 January 2019

Open letter urges federal and provincial governments to suspend construction of Site C dam:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan can’t ignore recommendations of United Nations anti-racism committee

A new statement from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has underlined the urgency of immediately suspending construction of the Site C dam.

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Wild Salmon Summit - Summary Report

Wild Salmon Summit – Summary Report

On September 19-21, 2018, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), the First Nations Summit, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) hosted the “Wild Salmon Summit: In a Time of Reconciliation” at the Westin Wall Centre located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation.

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