51st Annual General Assembly

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 03, 2019



September 10, 2019

Dear Chiefs Council, sister organizations and friends:

The UBCIC 51st Annual General Assembly (AGA) is scheduled for October 1st- October 3rd, 2019. The AGA will be held at Musqueam Community Centre, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Territory) (6735 Salish Dr, Vancouver, BC).  We are pleased to inform you the UBCIC will reimburse travel and accommodation costs for the Chief or the Chief's proxy for this AGA.  Attached please find a proxy template letter if required.

At the UBCIC’s AGA this year, there will be an election for UBCIC President. Only those communities who are Full Members in good standing (have paid their membership dues for the current year) will be eligible to vote. Please contact Arnold Peters ( to confirm if your community is in good standing. An official announcement and nomination form are attached.

If you haven’t had a chance to renew your membership for the current fiscal, please see the attached membership letter and contact Jody Woods ( if you require assistance.

PLEASE RSVP AND BOOK YOUR HOTEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ONCE THE ROOM BLOCKS EXPIRE, RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE ON AN AVAILABILITY BASIS ONLY. Please RSVP your attendance on our event webpage We have rooms reserved at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport (3099 Corvette Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4K3) under the Union of BC Indian Chiefs block.  You can book your room online with this link or by calling the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport directly at 604-893-7512. Hotel cut-off will be soon for guaranteed UBCIC rate.

Nominations are being sought for one (1) representative to the Tripartite First Nations Labour Market Skills Steering Committee.  Please see attached Notice of Position and the UBCIC Election Procedures and nomination form.  Please note the elections will take place on October 2nd.  As per the UBCIC Election Procedures, nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 17th.

If you would like to submit a resolution, please review the attached information regarding the UBCIC Resolutions Process as well as the attached resolution template for your use.  The UBCIC Resolutions Process is also outlined at:  Draft resolutions and briefing notes must be submitted by 4:00 pm on September 17th to  

A draft agenda will be provided on or before September 24th, 2019. If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-793-9701 or email,


Andrea Glickman
Policy Director
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

Hotel Reminder

UBCIC Appointments Notice

UBCIC Membership Letter

Proxy Form

President Election Announcement 

Nomination Form

Election Procedures

Resolution Process

Resolution Template

View our Substance-Free Policy


All Chiefs Meeting on Children and Families

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 10, 2019
Sheraton Wall Center in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Please register via this link

All Chiefs Meeting on Children and Families



OCTOBER 9-10, 2019

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Sel̓ílwitulh(Tsleil-Waututh) Territories – Vancouver, BC

The objective of this meeting is to bring together Chiefs, leaders, and experts to discuss An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families, which received Royal Assent on June 21st, 2019 and the implications for First Nations in British Columbia.  

The First Nations Leadership Council and the Tripartite Working Group will provide an update on the current landscape in BC, as well as the work that is ongoing regarding child and family wellness. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for Chiefs and Leaders to hear from Nations who have begun this work and are willing to share their learning and expertise in this area.

Please register and book your room as soon as possible. Please register via this link to confirm your attendance at the meeting.

We have rooms reserved at the Sheraton Wall Centre (1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC) under the Union of BC Indian Chiefs block. You can book your room online via this link or by calling the Sheraton Wall Center directly at 604-331-1000.

Who should attend? BC Chiefs, leaders and technicians/experts.

A travel subsidy will be made available for one Chief and one delegate per First Nation.

Further details and agenda to follow.

Questions can be directed to:
Dawn Johnson, Children and Families Policy Analyst for the First Nations Leadership Council