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UBCIC Honoured to Attend Tk’emlúps Memorial for Le Estcwicwéy̓; Calls on Canada and Pope for more Action

May 23, 2022 ((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. ) Today Tk’emlúps Te Secwépemc hosts a memorial in commemoration of Le Estcwicwéy̓ – the missing – nearly a year after they first confirmed the finding of 215 First Nations children in an unmarked grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Tk’emlúps invited […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 202215 Views

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UBCIC Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Philomena (Phyllis) Joseph

May 2, 2022 ((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – May 2, 2022) It is with shock and profound sadness that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Executive has learned of the passing of Philomena Joseph on April 27th at the age of 66. A former receptionist at the UBCIC, Phyllis, as she […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202217 Views

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UBCIC Remembers and Honours St’at’imc Elder and Land Defender Rosalin (Sam) Edmonds (Yaoqus)

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – April 26, 2022) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) joins the Lil’wat people and the St’at’imc Nation in mourning the recent passing of their elder and land defender Rosalin Edmonds (Sam). ng St’at’imc woman, Rosalin tirelessly worked for the land and her people, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202226 Views

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North Island College and Indigenous Education Council joint statement in memory of Fran Prince

Mar 24, 2022 Fran Prince was always the first to acknowledge and thank people for their work. In that way, NIC and the Indigenous Education Council would like to recognize the lasting impact of Fran Prince in the lives of students, communities, and education in the region. Fran Prince was a powerful advocate for education […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202230 Views

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UBCIC Remembers Kukpi7 Robert Shintah, Former Vice-President, and Honours his Indomitable Spirit and Lifetime of Political Leadership

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 28, 2022) It is with great sadness and much love in our hearts that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) marks the passing of Robert Shintah, a courageous and dear friend, leader, Chief, advocate, colleague, and community member from Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation. Known […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2022184 Views

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WLFN Announces Results of Phase 1 Investigation at Former St. Joseph’s Mission

January 28, 2022 On January 25, 2022, Kukpi7 Willie Sellars and the Council of Williams Lake First Nation announced the preliminary results of Phase 1 of the geophysical investigation at the former St. Joseph’s Mission (SJM) site. Phase 1 of the ongoing investigation surveyed 14 hectares of the site, with 93 reflections indicating potential human […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202247 Views

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MNBC Statement on Williams Lake First Nation Discovery of Burial Sites

Statement from Raynie Gervais, MNBC Director for Region 5 (North Central) “The community of Williams Lake First Nation is experiencing pain and trauma right now, and I want them to know that the North Cariboo Métis community of Williams Lake stands with them. There is still so much healing that must occur in this country, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202235 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Stands with Williams Lake First Nation During Search for Unmarked Graves

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.)– The First Nations Leadership Council is calling for support for the Williams Lake First Nation as it releases the results of the search for unmarked graves on the grounds of the Saint Joseph’s Mission. Saint Joseph’s Mission operated a residential school from 1886-1981. There have already been […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202233 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation comes together to heal in response to the confirmation of 93 unmarked graves at St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, British Columbia.

January 25, 2022 Williams Lake, BC In response to the confirmation of 93 unmarked graves at St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, British Columbia, at the former Indian Residential School, the Tŝilhqot’in Nation is coming together to heal and continue our work to develop our own governing body to support our children and families for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202235 Views

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Statement by Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules on the passing of Chief Tom Bressette

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Chief Tom Bressette. On behalf of everyone at the First Nations Tax Commission, I wish to send my deepest condolences to his family, the members of Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, and everyone lucky enough to call “Big Tom” a friend. We […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202244 Views

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