Conservative Senators jeopardize crucial human rights legislation Indigenous peoples’

10 April 2019
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Conservative Senators jeopardize crucial human rights legislation
Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups condemn partisan efforts to prevent debate on bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Proposed legislation crucial to reconciliation is being threatened by partisan stalling tactics in the Senate.

Conservative Senators yesterday prevented Bill C-262 being sent to Committee for review.

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No More Sunny Ways: UBCIC Appalled as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are Ejected from Liberal Caucus

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April 2, 2019

No More Sunny Ways: UBCIC Appalled as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are Ejected from Liberal Caucus

(Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver, B.C. – April 2, 2019) Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the removal of former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board President Jane Philpott from the federal Liberal caucus and dropped them as election candidates for the party.

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RE: Public Call for Letter-Writing Campaign to Support Bill C-262

March 28, 2019

RE: Public Call for Letter-Writing Campaign to Support Bill C-262

On March 18, 2019, the UBCIC issued an open letter calling on each Senator of Canada to pass Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay (attached).

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING
BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC Mar. 27, 2019) – The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is hosting the BC First Nations Cannabis Forum at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This event is an opportunity for BC Chiefs, delegates, and experts to discuss the legislative and regulatory framework, First Nations jurisdiction, economic development opportunities, and health considerations. A strategy report flowing from the forum will highlight priorities for the First Nations Leadership Council to help guide their engagement on the Joint Working Group on the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medical Cannabis.

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 26, 2019

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL HOSTING BC FIRST NATIONS CANNABIS FORUM THIS WEEK IN VANCOUVER

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Pass C-262 Now

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Open Letter to National Chief Perry Bellegarde: Correct the Public Record: Chiefs Committee Has Not Endorsed AFN Plan for Policy Reform

Open Letter to National Chief Perry Bellegarde
Correct the Public Record: Chiefs Committee Has Not Endorsed AFN Plan for Policy Reform  

National Chief Perry Bellegarde
Assembly of First Nations
1600-55 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 6L5
March 18, 2019

Dear National Chief Bellegarde,

We are writing to insist that you immediately issue a public correction to an erroneous statement you made regarding an Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs Committee’s position on proposed reforms of four key policies.

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Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC to Address the Risks Orphan Gas and Oil Wells Pose to the Environment and Welfare of Citizens and First Nations

March 18, 2019

The Honorable George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
PO Box 9047, Station Prov Gov
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

Via Email: ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honorable Michelle Mungall
Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
PO Box 9060, Station Prov Gov
Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2
Via Email: EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC to Address the Risks Orphan Gas and Oil Wells Pose to the Environment and Welfare of Citizens and First Nations

Dear Minister Heyman and Minister Mungall,

In light of Auditor General’s Report on The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites, it has become apparent that the burgeoning oil and gas industry in this province continues to pose unacceptable risks to the environment and the well-being of British Columbian residents, including First Nations Peoples.

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