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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UN human rights report shows that Canada is failing Indigenous peoples

Joint Statement

UN human rights report shows that Canada is failing Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples and human rights groups say that a new United Nations report on Canada’s human rights record should be a wake-up call for all Canadians.

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Save the Peace: Support for Treaty 8 First Nations’ Federal Court Challenge against Controversial Proposed Site C Dam

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – July 23, 2015) On July 22, Treaty 8 First Nations (Doig River, Prophet River, and West Moberly First Nations) began their Federal Court legal challenge against BC Hydro’s proposed Site C hydroelectric dam and will continue making their case today.

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The First Nations Leadership Council Demands a Fair Process for Treaty 8 First Nations in Court Over the Proposed Site C Dam on the Peace River

(VANCOUVER, June 25, 2015) - The First Nations Leadership Council, composed of the executives from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the First Nations Summit, and the BC Assembly of First Nations, is extremely concerned that BC Hydro plans to start construction activities on Site C Dam as early as July 6, despite the fact that the court proceedings are still in motion and a decision on Site C proceeding has yet to be determined. 

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UBCIC Congratulates Chief Shane Gottfriedson on Election to Regional Chief of BC Assembly of First Nations

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – June 25, 2015) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is proud to congratulate Chief Shane Gottfriedson, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, on his successful election to the position of Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN). BC First Nations Chiefs met today at the 12th BCAFN Annual General Meeting, and elected Chief Gottfriedson on the first ballot, with a majority of the votes cast.

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