Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Demands Provincial Accountability for Deleted Emails regarding Highway of Tears

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C.- October 27, 2015) A Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls is extremely upset that the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has found that Ministry of Transportation staff willfully deleted emails related to the Highway of Tears, a remote stretch of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Prince George, where many Indigenous women and girls have been murdered or disappeared.

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UBCIC Demands Clark Government Implement Recommendations from Privacy Commissioner’s Scathing Report

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 26, 2015) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is demanding that the BC Government take immediate action to implement the recommendations made by the Province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in the investigative report released last week.

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UBCIC Celebrates Repudiation of Harper Conservatives. Liberal Government Must Keep Its Promises

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 20, 2015) The 2015 Federal Election resulted in a Liberal majority government with 70% of the registered electors in British Columbia electing 17 Liberal, 14 NDP, 10 Conservative and 1 Green Party representatives.

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Summary of 2015 Election Commitments on First Nations (Oct 11, 2015)

While not all parties have responded to the questions posed by the BC First Nations Leadership Council, all federal parties have made various commitments to First Nations. A quick summary of Party commitments to this point in the campaign that may be relevant to First Nation communities can be found in the chart below. Commitments in italic made at this summer’s AFN AGA.

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UBCIC Demands Conservative Candidate Bob Zimmer Step Down for Derogatory Comments

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 9, 2015) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is demanding that Bob Zimmer, Conservative Party candidate for the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, immediately withdraw his candidacy in the race to become the next MP for his riding.

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UBCIC Welcomes NDP Commitment to Indigenous Communities and Rejects Conservatives’ Racist Tactics

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 7, 2015) The NDP released a strong commitment to Indigenous communities today, calling for a new era that embraces a Nation to Nation relationship.  The NDP have 22 Indigenous candidates running in the federal election, the most Indigenous candidates of any single federal party ever.

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Joint News Release: RCMP provocation of Indigenous land defenders denounced

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 27, 2015) The Indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC are on high alert about a likely impending large scale RCMP mass arrest operation on their territory. The RCMP have made a number of visits to the Unist’ot’en as well as other First Nations leadership regarding the Unist’ot’en community’s active exercise of their Aboriginal Title and Rights to protect their lands from oil and gas development.

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Job Posting: Full-Time Specific Claims Research Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Union of BC Indian Chiefs, VANCOUVER
Full-Time Specific Claims Research Assistant

The UBCIC Research Department has an opening for a full-time Specific Claims Research Assistant. Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Assistant will focus on the advancement of specific claims and UBCIC Research initiatives involving education, support, advocacy and outreach to the BC First Nations research community.

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