COMMUNIQUE TO UBCIC CHIEFS COUNCIL

COMMUNIQUE TO UBCIC CHIEFS COUNCIL

To:                          BC First Nation Communities, Leaders and Organizations                               
From:                    BC Specific Claims Working Group
Date:                     April 10, 2019
Re:                         Urgently needed judicial appointments and adequate funding for First Nations at the Specific Claims Tribunal              

The Specific Claims Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body created by legislation in 2008 with the aim of promoting reconciliation between First Nations and the Crown by adjudicating First Nations’ specific claims in a fair, impartial and timely manner. UBCIC is calling upon Canada to immediately and effectively address and remove the current barriers to the Tribunal’s mandate that have left the specific claims process in a state of operational crisis.

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Coalition on MMIWG2S Stands With Wilson-Raybould & Philpott

News Release
April 23, 2019

Coalition on MMIWG2S Stands With  Wilson-Raybould & Philpott

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – April 23, 2019) The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People in BC is deeply outraged and angered at the expulsion of former Justice Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board President Jane Philpott from the federal Liberal caucus and that they were dropped as election candidates for the party. The Coalition stands with both of these strong women and we remain staunch in our support and solidarity.

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FIRST NATION OPIOID HEALING CONFERENCE

Wiping the Tears Healing the Pain

FACT!  In some provinces, First Nations women aged 50 and above represent the highest proportion of all opioid-related fatalities

FACT!  In the last two-years, opioid overdose and emergency admission rates have tripled in the age groups of 15 to 44 years-old.
 
Please understand, this is not just another conference to discuss problems. The First Nation Opioid Healing Conference offers two days of SOLUTIONS and ACTIONABLE WORKSHOPS designed to make the difference in your community. See the schedule here

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Conservative Senators jeopardize crucial human rights legislation Indigenous peoples’

10 April 2019
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Conservative Senators jeopardize crucial human rights legislation
Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups condemn partisan efforts to prevent debate on bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Proposed legislation crucial to reconciliation is being threatened by partisan stalling tactics in the Senate.

Conservative Senators yesterday prevented Bill C-262 being sent to Committee for review.

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No More Sunny Ways: UBCIC Appalled as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are Ejected from Liberal Caucus

News Release
April 2, 2019

No More Sunny Ways: UBCIC Appalled as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are Ejected from Liberal Caucus

(Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver, B.C. – April 2, 2019) Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the removal of former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board President Jane Philpott from the federal Liberal caucus and dropped them as election candidates for the party.

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RE: Public Call for Letter-Writing Campaign to Support Bill C-262

March 28, 2019

RE: Public Call for Letter-Writing Campaign to Support Bill C-262

On March 18, 2019, the UBCIC issued an open letter calling on each Senator of Canada to pass Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay (attached).

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING
BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC Mar. 27, 2019) – The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is hosting the BC First Nations Cannabis Forum at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This event is an opportunity for BC Chiefs, delegates, and experts to discuss the legislative and regulatory framework, First Nations jurisdiction, economic development opportunities, and health considerations. A strategy report flowing from the forum will highlight priorities for the First Nations Leadership Council to help guide their engagement on the Joint Working Group on the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medical Cannabis.

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 26, 2019

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

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