NOTICE TO BC FIRST NATIONS
SAVE THE DATE: February 9th, 2021
All Chiefs Zoom Meeting on Heritage Conservation
Hosted by the First Nations Leadership Council
Calling Chiefs and Leaders to an All Chiefs meeting regarding First Nations Heritage Conservation in BC. Discussion issues for this meeting include:
- Updates from the First Nation members of the Joint Working Group on First Nations Heritage Conservation;
- Discussion on harnessing section 7 Decision-making agreements under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA).
Virtual Meeting hosted via Zoom
WHO: BC First Nations Chiefs, hereditary/traditional leadership, and technicians/experts
To Register: Meeting Registration - Zoom
For more information please contact Morris Prosser: Morris@ubcic.bc.ca
UBCIC CHIEFS COUNCIL (VIRTUAL)
January 19, 2021
Dear Chiefs Council, sister organizations, and friends:
The next UBCIC Chiefs Council will take place February 24th- February 25th, 2021, from 9am to 4pm via Zoom. Please register as soon as possible, and if you are sending a proxy, a template letter is attached. Please send in your proxy letter in advance of the Chiefs Council meeting to ensure your proxy is processed in advance of the meeting. All meeting information can be found on our Chiefs Council Meeting website.
Pre-registration: Everyone must pre-register for the UBCIC Chiefs Council Zoom meeting. Pre-registration is required to receive the unique Zoom meeting link. Registration helps staff track meeting delegates (chiefs, proxies, representatives), speakers and observers.
Please PRE-REGISTER here as soon as possible and no later than 4:00 pm on February 22, 2021 to receive your meeting link. Be sure to use an email address that you can access as needed.
Registration Confirmation: Once you have submitted the online registration form, you will receive an email indicating that your registration has been confirmed. If you have indicated that your community is not currently in good standing (membership dues owing), please contact Tracy Point (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for payment. Per the UBCIC Constitution and Bylaws, only members in good standing may vote on resolutions brought forward during the meeting.
Zoom meeting link: Only those who register in advance for the UBCIC Chiefs Council meeting will receive their unique Zoom meeting link via email. This will be sent on the morning of February 23, 2021. Please retain the email with the link as it will be required to join the meeting.
Registration Support: Please direct any registration questions or concerns to Angie Bain, Registration Lead (email@example.com).
NOMINATIONS: FNLC POLITICAL STEERING COMMITTEE ON WILD SALMON
Nominations are being sought for one (1) UBCIC political representative to the FNLC Political Steering Committee on Wild Salmon. Please see attached Notice of Position, UBCIC Election Procedures and nomination forms. As per the UBCIC Election Procedures, nominations must be received by 4:00 pm on February 10th, 2021.
UNCEDED CHIEFS SCREENING
Join us for the UBCIC members-only virtual screening of Doreen Manuel’s award-winning film Unceded Chiefs on February 24th at 6:30 pm (link to follow). Unceded Chiefs traces the historic early activism of BC First Nations leaders who in the late 1960’s unified in a battle against the Canadian government to reject Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s proposed 1969 White Paper Policy.
MEETING LOGISTICS, RESOLUTIONS AND MATERIALS
Meeting materials including draft resolutions will be available in advance for download from our website, rather than provided in hard copy. 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 or Wi-Fi infrastructure required to connect remotely from your home/community. Please contact Mildred Chartrand (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to do so, and require assistance booking a hotel. Alternately, you will be able to participate by phone.
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: www.ubcic.bc.ca/resolutions. Draft resolutions and briefing notes, as well as any sectoral updates from First Nations Organizations to be included in the kit, must be submitted by 4:00 pm on February 10th, 2021 to email@example.com.
A draft agenda will be provided on or before February 17th, 2021 and will incorporate direction on priority items provided at the AGA. If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-793-9701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you attended the UBCIC 52nd AGA, please take this short survey to provide your feedback and help shape the upcoming Chiefs Council meeting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZGCCS97.
Wishing everyone safety and health in these challenging times.