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Canada: Implementation of an Independent Process for the Resolution of Specific Claims (August 2017)
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Canada: Preventing and Combating Racial Profiling (June 2019)
Submission to: The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Canada: Intersections of Anti-Semitism with other Forms of Racism and Violence (January 2020)
Submission to: Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Canada: Climate Change and the Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples (May 2020)
Submission to: Ms. Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Written Comments: Draft Study on the Right to Land Under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June 2020)
Submission to: The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UN Questionnaire: Impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples (June 2020)
Submission to: Francisco Cali Tzay, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Canada: Indigenous Peoples’ Inherent Title and Rights in British Columbia (July 2020)
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Written Comments: Climate Change and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (November 2020) 
COP26 Perspectives – a special issue of the Scottish Geographical Journal

Statement of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (2020)
Discussion on the theme: “The impact of COVID-19 on the rights of indigenous peoples under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

UBCIC Submission to the The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (April 2021)
Written Statement: Human Rights Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UBCIC Submission to: The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (June 2021)
Canada: Equality and Non-Discrimination with a Focus on Indigenous Women and Girls and Intersecting Forms of Discrimination

UBCIC Submission to: UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (February 2022)
The Militarization of Indigenous Land: A Human Rights Focus

The BC Indian Position Paper, Draft Copy (1970)

The BC Indian Position Paper, Draft Copy (August 14, 1970)

A Declaration of Indian Rights: The BC Indian Position Paper A History of Cut-off Lands and Land Losses from Indian Reserves in British Columbia by Reuben Ware, UBCIC (1974)

What are Cut-off Lands? UBCIC (1974)

Our Homes Are Bleeding: A Short History of Indian Reserves  by Reuben Ware, UBCIC (1975)

UBCIC Declaration  (May 17, 1976)

Federal Recognition of Indian Fishing Rights in British Columbia  by Barbara and Robert B. Lane, UBCIC (1978)

Aboriginal Rights Position Paper UBCIC (1978)

Aboriginal Rights Position Paper UBCIC (1980)

Aboriginal Title and Rights Position Paper UBCIC (1985)

The Indian Act & What It Means UBCIC (1988)

The Sechelt Act & What It Means UBCIC (1988)

Indian Water Rights in British Columbia: A Handbook UBCIC (1991)

Aboriginal Title: Implementation UBCIC (1998)

Certainty: Canada's Struggle to Extinguish Aboriginal Title UBCIC (1998)

Fish Farms, Zero Tolerance: Indian Salmon Don't Do Drugs UBCIC (1998)

Modern Land Claim Agreements: Through the Nisga'a Looking Glass UBCIC (1998)

Nisga'a Agreement: Plain Language Summary UBCIC (1998)

Chief Kerry's Moose: A Guidebook to Land Use and Occupancy Mapping, Research Design and Data Collection Terry Tobias, published by UBCIC and Ecotrust Canada (2000)

The Corbiere Ruling UBCIC (2000)

Union of BC Indian Chiefs' Initial Response: Canada's Civil Society Consultations for the World Conference Against Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance 2001 UBCIC (2000)

Calling Forth Our Future: Options for the Exercise of Indigenous People's Authority in Child Welfare UBCIC (2002)

A Short Commentary on Land Claims in BC Dr. Bruce Miller (2003)

The Evolution of British Columbia's Heritage Environment: An Overview and Discussion of First Nations Issues
UBCIC (2003)

Living Proof: The Essential Data-Collection Guide for Indigenous Use-and Occupancy Map Surveys Terry Tobias, published by UBCIC and Ecotrust Canada (2010)

Recovery and Renewal – Reclaiming Indigenous Citizenship (2012)

UBCIC Heritage Conservation ActionPlan (2012)

Consent Paper (2019)

Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Indian Act Submission to: Indigenous Services Canada and Justice Canada (2022)

MORE THAN OPPORTUNITY LOST - A Discussion Paper on Creating a MMIWG2S+ Database (2024)

Aboriginal Rights Resource Kit (1980)

Stolen Lands, Broken Promises: Researching the Indian Land Question in BC – An Introduction to Research Strategies and Archival Research for Band Researchers UBCIC (2005)

First Nations Heritage Planning Toolkit (2013)

True, Lasting Reconciliation  (2018)

Elder Abuse Guide (2019)

Road to Reconciliation: Discussion Paper On Drivers Licensing  (2020)

 

 

 

 

The Indian Act Sex Discrimination Working Group Briefing Note on ISC Proposed Amendment to the Indian Act (2022)

 

 

 

The Land is the Culture: A Case for BC Indian Land Claims
produced by Fred Cawsey, Keith Bradbury & Gundar Lipsbergs for UBCIC (1975)

Sinumwack: Bella Coola Oolichan Run
directors and producers: James Bizzocchi and Peter Kellington for UBCIC (1978)

We'll Do Our Fishing
directors and producers: James Bizzocchi and Peter Kellington for UBCIC (1978)

Hat Creek
Director: James Bizzocchi ; Producer: Steven Basil for UBCIC (1979)

 

 

 

 

Impaired Access: Submission to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Regarding Bill C-58: “An Act to Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Other Acts"
submitted by National Claims Research Directors(October 16, 2017)

Submission to the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services Freedom of Information and Privacy Review
submitted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (April 9, 2018)

Legal Review of Bill C-58
prepared for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, National Claims Research Directors & the Indigenous Bar Association by Bruce McIvor & Kate Gunn (October 25, 2018)

The Impacts of Bill C-58 on First Nations’ Access to Information A Discussion Paper Following the Review of Bill C-58 by the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
prepared by National Claims Research Directors and Union of BC Indian Chiefs (March 20, 2019)

Full Disclosure: Canada’s Conflict of Interest in Controlling First Nations’ Access to Information: A Discussion Paper Respecting the One Year Review of the Access to Information Act, and the Modernization of the Privacy Act
prepared by National Claims Research Directors and Union of BC Indian Chiefs (November 4, 2022)

 

 

 

 

A Short Commentary on Land Claims in BC (2003)
11th Annual National Land Claims Workshop
Dr. Bruce Granville Miller (Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia)

In Bad Faith: Justice at Last and Canada's Failure to Resolve Specific Claims, Joint Report presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
prepared by National Claims Research Directors (March 9, 2015)

Taking Action, Building Trust: A Response to the Office of the Auditor General’s Report on Specific Claims, presented to Minister Carolyn Bennett
prepared by National Claims Research Directors (January 2017)

“On a Human Rights Foundation”: Creating a Nation-to-Nation, Rights-Based Approach for Addressing Indigenous Nations’ Historical Losses
The BC Specific Claims Working Group Submission to the AFN-INAC Joint Technical Working Group on Specific Claims (July 24, 2017)

“Litigation as Usual”? Reforming Canada’s Conduct at the Specific Claims Tribunal
a discussion paper by the BC Specific Claims Working Group (June 13, 2018)

A New Way Forward: Incorporating Indigenous Laws and Legal Orders into Specific Claims Processes
discussion paper written by Ardith Walkem on behalf of the BC Specific Claims Working Group (August 2018)

A New Claims Backlog: Canada’s Failure to Meet the Legislated Three-Year Deadline to Respond to Specific Claims
prepared by the BC Specific Claims Working Group (November 26, 2018)

Back to the Backlog: Canada’s Inaction on Late Specific Claims Assessments
prepared by the BC Specific Claims Working Group (May 2, 2019)

Canada’s Conduct at the Specific Claims Tribunal & the Need for Reform
a follow-up report by the BC Specific Claims Working Group (July 4, 2019)

The Work Ahead: Eliminating Canada’s Conflict of Interest to Create a Fair, Legitimate Process for Resolving Specific Claims
The BC Specific Claims Working Group Submission to the AFN Engagement Session on an Independent Process (December 18, 2019)

Specific Claims Research Funding: Emerging Challenges and Principles for Collaboration
a report by the National Claims Research Directors (July 6, 2020)

Evaluation of the Specific Claims Assessment and Settlement Process
Written Submission, Jody Woods, Research Director, Union of BC Indian Chiefs (October 8, 2020)