UBCIC Research is the largest specific claims research association in Canada. We are funded by the federal government to undertake FREE specific claims research and legal analysis on behalf of BC First Nations, regardless of political membership with the UBCIC. All research undertaken by UBCIC Research is directed by the First Nation, with all the information gathered remaining the property of the First Nation. We are a highly experienced team of land rights research specialists that have been conducting specific claims research for throughout British Columbia for over 35 years.
In addition to land claims research, the UBCIC Research Department also pursues community outreach endeavours. We provide research skills training by planning and hosting conferences and workshops, and by developing valuable research tools and making them freely available. To this end, UBCIC Research has developed a comprehensive research manual and an online course for community-based researchers.
UBCIC Research Department is supported by the UBCIC Library and Archives, the premiere land claims research facility in British Columbia. Holding specialized research collections that focus on First Nations and BC lands issues, the Library and Archives serves all researchers working on behalf of BC First Nations. UBCIC Library and Archives materials can be located through the library catalogue, our online resources, and the UBCIC RG10 finding aid.
Please feel free to contact us for a personal orientation to our available research resources, for advice about any lands-related research problems, or to discuss a potential claim.
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