UBCIC congratulates DEWC on the opening of their 24-hour shelter on International Women’s Day

News Release
March 8, 2019

UBCIC congratulates DEWC on the opening of their 24-hour shelter on International Women’s Day

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 8, 2019) This International Women’s Day, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has cause not only to celebrate the perseverance and indomitable strength of women who have waged and won countless battles for equal rights, but the achievements and contributions of Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s (DEWC).

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UBCIC Continues to Support Tsilhqot’in Opposition to Drilling Permit in their Territories

News Release
March 6, 2019

UBCIC Continues to Support Tsilhqot’in Opposition to Drilling Permit in their Territories

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 6, 2019) On March 1, 2019, B.C’s Court of Appeal dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s appeal of the provincial government issued exploratory drilling permit at Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding area.

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES BILL C-92: AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, INUIT, AND MÉTIS CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WELCOMES BILL C-92: AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, INUITAND MÉTIS CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES 

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – March 1, 2018) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) welcomes today’s introduction of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. Critical aspects of this legislation are its development between federal and Indigenous partners, and that it seeks to affirm Indigenous peoples' inherent right to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services.  

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Les Chefs de Premières Nations en Colombie-Britannique appuient Jody Wilson-Raybould

Communiqué de presse
Le 1 mars 2019

Les Chefs de Premières Nations en Colombie-Britannique appuient Jody Wilson-Raybould

(Territoire Salish de la côte / Vancouver, C.-B. - 1 mars 2019) Cette semaine, l’ancienne procureure générale, Jody Wilson-Raybould, a démontré son engagement inébranlable envers la justice et la vérité, des qualités qui ont fait d’elle une dirigeante forte et respectée des peuples autochtones. Devant le comité de la justice de la Chambre des communes, Wilson-Raybould a témoigné de manière succincte et méticuleuse.

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UBCIC Stands with Jody Wilson-Raybould

News Release
February 28, 2019

UBCIC Stands with Jody Wilson-Raybould

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 28, 2019) Yesterday former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould displayed her characteristic unwavering commitment to justice and truth that has distinguished her as a strong, respected leader for Indigenous peoples. In scrupulous and succinct detail, Wilson-Raybould testified before the House of Commons Justice Committee.

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Media Advisory: Indigenous leaders, environmental groups to hold press conference on National Energy Board announcement

MEDIA ADVISORY, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Advisory: Indigenous leaders, environmental groups to hold press conference on National Energy Board announcement

Friday 10am PT / 1pm ET: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, West Coast Environmental Law, Stand.earth to respond to Trans Mountain Pipeline recommendation

Unceded Coast Salish Territories (VANCOUVER, BC) — Representatives from the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, West Coast Environmental Law, and Stand.earth will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on Friday, February 22, to respond to the National Energy Board’s announcement on the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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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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