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Opinion: The specific claims process is about justice for First Nations, not charity – CBC

Legal obligations have been breached or unfulfilled, and these failings must be remedied Jul 11, 2018 “Specific claims” is a simple phrase that describes a hugely important issue: the body of outstanding violations against First Nations, accumulated through colonial and post-colonial mistreatment and negligence. These violations, allegedly committed by the federal government, generally concern treaty […]

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UBCIC: Follow-up All Chiefs Meeting: Proposed Federal Recognition and Implementation of Rights Approach

NOTICE TO BC FIRST NATIONS SAVE THE DATE: JULY 23, 2018 FOLLOW-UP ALL CHIEFS MEETING: Proposed Federal Recognition and Implementation of Rights Approach Background: In follow-up to the June 26, 2018 Recognition and Implementation of Rights Forum, the FNLC will host a follow-up All Chiefs Forum on July 23, 2018, in Vancouver BC, to collectively […]

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Atlin leader re-elected on promise of strong stewardship – CBC

John D. Ward elected spokesperson of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation on Monday Jul 10, 2018 John D. Ward is the new spokesperson of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C. Ward was returned to the community’s top job by voters on Monday. The First Nation does not have a chief. The […]

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Emerging Economy Task Force to guide B.C.’s economic strategy

July 10, 2018 VANCOUVER – B.C.’s new Emerging Economy Task Force has launched, with the goal of ensuring British Columbians around the province can benefit from advances in innovation and technology. The 14-member task force, led by chair Kathy Kinloch, is composed of people with a range of expertise and experience, from industry, business and […]

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UBCIC: Final Resolutions – Chiefs Council June 2018

UNION OF B.C. INDIAN CHIEFS CHIEFS COUNCIL JUNE 27TH TO 28TH, 2018 RICHMOND, B.C., XʷMƏΘKʷƏY̓ƏM (MUSQUEAM TERRITORY) 2018- 20 Child Welfare Legislation to Affirm the Rights of First Nations Self-Determination and to Reduce the Number of First Nations Children in Care – PDF 2018-21 UBCIC Appointment to BC Aboriginal Justice Council – PDF 2018-22 FNFC Submission […]

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BC: Auditor General outlines performance, goals and priorities

July 09, 2018 VICTORIA – Auditor General Carol Bellringer has released the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia’s 2017/18 annual report and financial statements. The report provides an overview of the office’s performance last year, as well as a look ahead at its current goals and priorities. “Every year, we conduct the largest […]

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UBCIC: Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett Re: Concrete Next Steps to Develop an Independent Claims Process

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca July 6, 2018 Dear Minister Bennett, On June 28, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Joe Wild attended the UBCIC’s Chiefs Council meeting in Richmond, BC (xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory). Mr. Wild assured the UBCIC Executive, member Chiefs, […]

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BC Government: Eligibility assessment and requirements for cannabis retail licences available online

July 05, 2018 VICTORIA – Detailed information regarding eligibility requirements for prospective non-medical cannabis retail licence applicants is now available online. The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (formerly the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch) has established regulatory requirements for private cannabis retail store licences, which will allow licensees to sell non-medical cannabis in B.C. The site […]

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Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee welcomes new co-chairs

July 4th, 2018 The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming two new co-chairs; Shelly Hill, CEO of the Kekinow Native Housing Society, and Cassandra Dorgelo, Youth Program and Policy Analyst at the Métis Nation of British Columbia. The two new co-chairs will be joining current chair […]

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BC Government: Stronger measures being developed for fish processing industry

July 04, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province is strengthening requirements for fish processing operations in B.C. to ensure the protection of the marine environment, including wild salmon, following the conclusion of its sector-wide audit. Released on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the ministry’s audit report inspected all 30 fish processing facilities authorized under the Environmental Management […]

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