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

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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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OPEN LETTER: Recall the Collaborative Process survey and honour the UN ruling on the Indian Act’s discrimination against women

January 22, 2019

Honourable Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Terrasses de la Chaudière
10 Wellington North Tower
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4
Via fax: 1-866-817-3977
Via email: minister@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

OPEN LETTER: Recall the Collaborative Process survey and honour the UN ruling on the Indian Act’s discrimination against women

Dear Minister Bennett,

The UN Human Rights Committee’s landmark decision on the Sharon McIvor case has called for a tide of progressive change regarding the discrimination enshrined in the Indian Act.

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NEWS RELEASE: First Nations Leadership Council concerned about Federal Cabinet Shuffle and New Direction in Relationship

News Release

For Immediate Release

January 18, 2019

First Nations Leadership Council concerned about Federal Cabinet Shuffle and New Direction in Relationship

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is deeply concerned that the recent shuffle in the federal Liberal cabinet signals a wavering commitment to addressing Canada’s colonial history and to realizing a true nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced adjustments to the government cabinet on January 14, 2019 with the appointment of Minister Seamus O’Reagan to the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, reassigning MP Jane Philpott to a Treasury Board appointment and the replacement of MP Jody Wilson-Raybould, now of Minister of Veteran Affairs, with Minister David Lametti, as Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

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