September 25, 2020

Dear Chiefs Council, sister organizations, and friends:

The UBCIC 52nd Annual General Assembly (AGA) will take place September 29th- September 30th, 2020. Due to the risks posed by COVID-19 and in compliance with the public health safety orders enacted by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, we have changed the meeting from in-person to virtual. With our participants and the limitations of virtual meetings in mind, we will also be shortening the meeting by one day so that the AGA is two days rather than the typical three days. Please read to the end as this notice has important information to help you participate and carry out the business of UBCIC. All event info can be found on our website: https://www.ubcic.bc.ca/ubcic_52nd_aga.


Detailed Registration Steps and Accessing your Zoom Link

  1. If you have not already, please register for the AGA here: https://forms.gle/B4bf6TVwdWH4TPRp7

  2. On Monday September 28th at approximately 4pm, you will receive an email with a unique Zoom link and a phone number if you wish to join through Zoom by phone instead.

  3. On Tuesday September 29th, the meeting opens at 8:30pm for registration. Please log in with your unique Zoom link, or call in to the Zoom number, between 8:30am and 9:30am. To ensure we avoid technical issues, please be sure to join in advance of the 9:30 meeting start so staff can assist you. Please reach out to Angie Bain (angie@ubcic.bc.ca) with any questions regarding registration.

  4. When you log in with your unique Zoom link whether on a desktop/laptop or a cell phone using the Zoom app, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room. Staff will “admit” you into the virtual meeting room, and then you can stay there until staff move you into the meeting room. Staff will rename you.

  5. If you are calling in to the Zoom meeting by phone only, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room as well. When staff admit you into the virtual meeting room, they will ask you for your identity and then rename you. If you are not registered, staff will move you to the waiting room while you register (as per first step).

  6. If you have a question regarding registration during the meeting, please email angie@ubcic.bc.ca and copy andrea@ubcic.bc.ca. If you have a question about being reimbursed for any  AGA-related expenses please email Arnold Peters (apeters@ubcic.bc.ca).



  • If you are not able to attend the AGA and would like to send a delegate, please use the proxy template. It must be put onto your Band’s letterhead. Please send in your proxy letter in advance of the AGA where possible to ensure your proxy is processed in advance of the meeting.

  • If you decide to send a proxy and the AGA has started already, there are multiple steps that must be taken before you are let into the meeting. You will need to send in a proxy letter to Dawn Johnson (djohnson@ubcic.bc.ca) and then staff will verify you are a member in good standing and confirm your proxy is valid. If there is any question on credentials, the UBCIC Credentials Committee and support staff will provide direction. Then, your proxy must register for the meeting https://forms.gle/B4bf6TVwdWH4TPRp7, let staff know, and then get a zoom link mailed to them. They will be able observe the meeting on youtube in advance, but only once the proxy is confirmed will they be able to receive a zoom link. Therefore, if you would like your proxy to vote on or speak to a specific resolution, please ensure the proxy work is done far in advance.


Paying Membership Fees

If you are unclear about your membership fees, registration staff can provide details. Please reach out to Angie Bain (angie@ubcic.bc.ca) or Arnold Peters (apeters@ubcic.bc.ca) with any questions. Jody Woods (jwoods@ubcic.bc.ca) is the point of contact for payment of membership fees and you can pay via interac transfer or credit card on the day of the meeting. You must be a member in good standing to fully participate in the AGA (vote or speak)- if you are not a member in good standing you will be an observer and will not be able to vote or speak).


Kits, Presentations and Resolutions

Kits and presentations and resolutions are in digital format available at https://www.ubcic.bc.ca/52nd_aga. This is currently being updated. You must log in to the UBCIC website (www.ubcic.bc.ca) with your profile to access. Please see attached instructions on how to create an account and access documents. If you require any materials emailed to you or have materials you want to share with the Chiefs Council, please contact Tracy Point (tpoint@ubcic.bc.ca). 

A resolution package will also be emailed out Monday morning.

Attached please find:

  • Draft agenda for UBCIC 52nd AGA (V2)
  • An updated guide for participation in the virtual AGA (V2)
  • Proxy template letter
  • Membership letter for 2020/2021. You must be a member in good standing to fully participate in the AGA. Please contact Arnold Peters (apeters@ubcic.bc.ca) to confirm if your community is in good standing. Please ensure you have provided your membership fees by September 28th if possible.
  • How to view documents online

We are pleased to inform you that travel and accommodation expenses to the nearest location possible may be provided for UBCIC Chiefs or Chiefs’ proxy if they do not have the required bandwidth, Wi-Fi infrastructure required to connect remotely from your home/community.  Please contact Mildred Chartrand (mildred@ubcic.bc.ca) if you wish to do so, and require assistance booking a hotel. Alternately, you will be able to participate by phone.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Splatsin, for the generous invitation made in February to hold this AGA in their beautiful territory, and we look forward to being able to plan an in-person meeting there once it is safe to do so.

Download Fourth Notice PDF


Guide to Virtual Meetings

How to view the AGA Kit on UBCIC website

Declared elected by Acclamation Elder Representative

Resolution Template

Resolution Process

Notice of position: First Nations Energy & Mining Council

Elections Procedures

Substance Free Policy

September 29, 2020 at 9am - September 30, 2020

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