A brief timeline of the life of: The Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Prepared for the UBCIC 40th Anniversary Special Edition of

The St’át’imc Runner newspaper, November 2009.

Throughout the 1960’s, Indian leaders from across Canada had traveled to Ottawa to present to the Standing Committee formed to provide consultations on changes to the Indian Act. What surprised them was that they were all saying the same thing.

1965 – The National Indian Advisory Board…

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CLAIMS OF THE ALLIED INDIAN TRIBES, B.C. 1919

CLAIMS OF THE ALLIED INDIAN TRIBES, B.C. November 12, 1919

APPENDIX A

STATEMENT OF THE ALLIED INDIAN TRIBES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

                                    PART I. – GENERAL INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

            The Statement prepared by the Committee appointed by the Conference held at Vancouver in June, 1916, and sent to the Government of Canada and…

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UBCIC Aboriginal Rights Position Paper, 1979

UNION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA INDIAN CHIEFS

ABORIGINAL RIGHTS POSITION PAPER

Aboriginal Rights means that we as Indian People have the right within the framework of the Canadian Constitution, to govern through our own unique forms of Indian Governments (Band Councils) an expanded version of our Indian Reserve Lands that has an adequate amount of associated resources and is large enough to…

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BC Treaty Advocate Elected Chair of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Grand Chief Edward John has spent the past 20 years in the BC treaty process, which produces extinguishment Agreements.

Originally posted to the Vancouver Media Co-op, June 10, 2012

The 11th Session of the top forum for Indigenous peoples in the world began with a lurch. The sixteen-member Forum elected, by acclamation, Grand Chief Edward John to be their Chair. The announcement was made during a…

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UN report misses the mark on Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

UN report misses the mark on Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Foster care is new IRS

Published June 29, 2014, on Vancouver Media Co-op.

There was not “indigenous participation” in creating them.

In response to the report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous

Wilton Littlechild chairing the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva, July 2013.

Wilton Littlechild chairing the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva, July 2013.

Peoples on the situation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, May, 2014

The first ever official visit of a…

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UN Special Report on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

UN Special Report on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Paragraph 99 – The Gretzky Clause is an Indigenous win

Published June 29, 2014 on Vancouver Media Co-op

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has produced a review of the situation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada that seems to prescribe the diagnosis as the cure: death by bureaucracy. The documentary record is for the Human Rights Council, and it is as…

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