FOLLOW-UP ALL CHIEFS MEETING: Proposed Federal Recognition and Implementation of Rights Approach

NOTICE TO BC FIRST NATIONS

SAVE THE DATE: JULY 23, 2018

 

FOLLOW-UP ALL CHIEFS MEETING:

Proposed Federal Recognition and Implementation of Rights Approach

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Final Resolutions - Chiefs Council June 2018


UNION OF B.C. INDIAN CHIEFS CHIEFS COUNCIL
JUNE 27TH TO 28TH, 2018
RICHMOND, B.C., XʷMƏΘKʷƏY̓ƏM (MUSQUEAM TERRITORY)

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Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett Re: Concrete Next Steps to Develop an Independent Claims Process

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca

July 6, 2018

Dear Minister Bennett,

On June 28, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Joe Wild attended the UBCIC’s Chiefs Council meeting
in Richmond, BC (xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory). Mr. Wild assured the UBCIC Executive, member
Chiefs, and delegates that you are committed to working towards an independent specific claims
process. He also confirmed that you stressed the importance of developing an independent process
to Prime Minster Trudeau at a recent “take stock” meeting, and that you strongly recommended
submitting a memorandum to Cabinet in the fall seeking authority to move forward on developing this
process with Indigenous Nations.

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UBCIC Condemns Verdict in Jon Styres Murder Trial

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – June 28, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is shocked and outraged that on June 27th, 2018, 28-year-old Peter Khill, a settler living in Hamilton, Ontario, was found not guilty in the murder of Jonathan Styres, a 29-year-old man from Ohsweken, Ontario, part of the Six Nations reserve.

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FNLC Supports Broughton Area LoU re. Fish Farms

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FNLC Supports Broughton Area LoU re. Fish Farms


(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 28, 2018) The First Nation Leadership Council (FNLC) applauds the Broughton Area Letter of Understanding (LoU), signed yesterday between the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations and BC.

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OPEN LETTER: UBCIC Condemns Child Detention and Family Separation

June 25, 2018

OPEN LETTER: UBCIC Condemns Child Detention and Family Separation

Dear President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau,

We are writing on behalf of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). Based in British Columbia, Canada we are an advocacy organization founded in 1969, advancing Indigenous Title and Rights and Treaty Rights on behalf of Indigenous peoples, mandated by our member Nations.

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UBCIC Denounces Reprehensible Report on Specific Claims

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – June 25, 2018) UBCIC condemns the report on specific claims released on National Indigenous Peoples Day by conservative think tank the Fraser Institute.

In his report, Specific Claims and the Well-Being of First Nations, author Tom Flanagan argues that the federal specific claims program should be discontinued since, he asserts, settlements result in no tangible benefits to First Nations communities. Flanagan's report characterizes specific claims as a never-ending drain on the federal budget and Canadian taxpayers, and contends that Indigenous Nations manipulate facts and exploit case law to validate their claims.  

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BC’s Fresh Catch: Updating BC’s Salmon Farm Policy

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – June 20, 2018) The UBCIC applauds today’s announcement as an initial step on the pathway to preserve and safeguard the future of wild salmon consistent with the rights, cultural practices and economic livelihoods of many First Nations throughout BC.

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