Open Letter to Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould - Historical Losses and What Is Owed: The Need for Transparency Regarding Canada’s Liabilities in First Nations Land Claims

Dear Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould,

We write today to call on you to demonstrate your government’s public commitments to transparency and the renewal of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples by disclosing how Canada calculates its contingent liabilities regarding Indigenous Nations’ land claims – and by affirming your government’s intention to fulfill its outstanding lawful obligations to Indigenous Nations by fairly resolving these claims.

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Final Resolutions - October 2018 Annual General Assembly

UNION OF B.C. INDIAN CHIEFS
ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OCT 2ND TO 4TH, 2018
MOCCASIN SQUARE GARDENS, TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC TERRITORY


Final Resolutions

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Indigenous Leaders celebrate 50th Annual General Assembly of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

News Release

October 3rd, 2018

Indigenous Leaders celebrate 50th Annual General Assembly of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

(Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops, B.C. – October 3rd, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating its 50th Annual General Assembly (AGA) this week, a gathering of over 100 Chiefs, proxies, and policy experts to discuss significant political and social issues that impact BC First Nations.

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Open Letter to the NEB Re: Trans Mountain Reconsideration

 

RE: The National Energy Board’s One Week Consultation Period for First Nations Affected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project


Dear Ms. Sheri Young:

We are responding to a letter dated September 26th, 2018 regarding the re-assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project, in which the National Energy Board requested feedback from First Nations affected by the pipeline route regarding the updated process. As stated, the letter is dated September 26th, but presents a deadline to Indigenous communities to register to participate in hearings and to provide submissions by October 3rd – a period of only one week.

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Brief initial comment on VPD street check report

September 26, 2018

Vancouver Police Board Service and Policy Complaint Review Committee

Re: Service or Policy Complaint #2018-133 on Street Checks

Dear Committee members,

We appreciate the VPD’s considerable effort in drafting report #1809C01 in relation to the above-noted complaint. We have had a brief opportunity to review the report. Due to the short time we have had to review the report, this letter is not our full response.

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Release: Indigenous leaders urge Trudeau to respect the Federal Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision, and cancel Trans Mountain

"Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip 

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 21, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the recent directive to the National Energy Board (NEB) to re-perform its environmental assessment of the ill-conceived and ill-fated project.

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UBCIC calls for immediate cancellation of Trans Mountain Pipeline and tanker project

News Release

 September 17, 2018

UBCIC CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CANCELLATION OF TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE AND TANKER PROJECT

"Verdict clear, Trudeau should cancel Trans Mountain,”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the disastrous Canada-owned project altogether.

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

News Release
30 August 2018

UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project bbb

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down.

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