Chiefs Council February 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 08:39 AM through February 27, 2020



January 27, 2020

Dear Chiefs Council, sister organizations and friends:

The UBCIC Chiefs Council Meeting is scheduled for February 26th- February 27th, 2020. The Chiefs Council will be held at Musqueam Community Centre, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Territory) (6735 Salish Dr, Vancouver, BC V6N 4C6).  We are pleased to inform you the UBCIC will reimburse travel and accommodation costs for the Chief or the Chief's proxy for this Chiefs Council Meeting.  Attached please find a proxy template letter if required.

At the UBCIC Chiefs Council, there will be elections for UBCIC Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer, Elder’s Representative, Women’s Representative and Youth Representative. An official announcement and nomination forms are attached. 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.

Outgoing UBCIC Women’s Representative Elaine Alec will be hosting a dinner event for Indigenous women in leadership on February 25th at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, to hear from candidates for the new UBCIC Women’s Representative and to dialogue about the role.  A notice is attached.

We request that you RSVP and book your room as soon as possible. RSVP 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 with this link or by calling the Westin Wall Centre directly at 1 604-303-6565.  A shuttle bus to Musqueam will be available from this hotel only.

Nominations are being sought for one (1) representative to the First Nations Gaming Commission and two (2) representatives to the First Nations Wild Salmon Summit Steering Committee.  Please see attached Notice of Positions, UBCIC Election Procedures and nomination forms.  As per the UBCIC Election Procedures, nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on February 12th, 2019.

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 February 12th to   

A draft agenda will be provided on or before February 19th. 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

Download Third Notice

Download Membership Letter

Download Resolution Process

Download Resolution Template

Download Proxy Form

Download Substance Free Policy

Download Announcement for Executive

Download Notice for First Nations Gaming Commission

Download Notice for Wild Salmon Summit Steering Committee



Download Nomination Form for Vice President

Download Nomination Form for Secretary-Treasurer

Download Nomination Form for Elder's Representative

Download Nomination Form for Women's Representative

Download Nomination Form for Youth's Representative

Download Nomination Form for the First Nations Gaming Commission

Download Nomination Form for Wild Salmon Summit Steering Committee