UBCIC Deeply Disappointed with Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Destruction Resulting from Dismissal of Injunction for Site C

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October 25, 2018

UBCIC Deeply Disappointed with Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Destruction Resulting from Dismissal of Injunction for Site C

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 25, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is deeply frustrated by today’s decision from the BC Supreme Court which dismissed the West Moberly First Nation’s application for an interim injunction while their Treaty case is being heard.

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Press Conference Tuesday 10am pst: Grand Chief, Federal MPs Regarding Trudeau’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Review

WHEN: Tuesday October 23, 10:00 am PT, 1:00 pm ET

WHERE: Main Lobby, 312 Main St, Vancouver, BC (entrance on Cordova St)

WHO:  

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)

Kennedy Stewart, Mayor-Elect of Vancouver

Eugene Kung, Lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law

Federal Members of Parliament TBA by phone

Tzeporah Berman, Program Director, Stand.Earth (Moderator)

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Talk is Cheap: UBCIC Demands Real Action on Climate Change from Federal Government

News Release

October 19, 2018

Talk is Cheap: UBCIC Demands Real Action on Climate Change from Federal Government

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 19, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) calls shame on the Federal Government for the pitiful debate held in response to the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, released October 8th.

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UBCIC Statement of Solidarity for US Tribes Protection of the sacred Grizzly Bear

News Release
October 18, 2018

UBCIC Statement of Solidarity for US Tribes Protection of the sacred Grizzly Bear

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – Oct 18, 2018) The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) stands in solidarity with the 31 Tribal Nations that recently submitted a joint testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), on the future of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and particularly the survival of the sacred grizzly bear.

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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

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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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