UBCICUnion of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
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The UBCIC expressed their support for the Muckamuck strikers in a public statement: "Problems being experienced here by our people are the same problems we have been experiencing all over B.
UBCIC also supports the stewards in their call that the federal government consider the infringement of Treaty 8's Constitutional rights by the Site C dam and that the project be reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission, an exemption that was previously granted by the provincial government.
Yourself and the First Nations Summit--along with the Minister of Indian Affairs Robert Nault--appear to share the opinion that these three resolutions are 'procedurally invalid' because a special assembly cannot change a general assembly mandate without 'reasonable notice,'" the UBCIC president wrote.
UBCIC observers weren't the only ones who had trouble gaining access to the Vancouver meeting.
The UBCIC will follow the lead and will always stand with the Tsilhqot'in and Secwepemc.
They love the fact that they're going to be embarrassing the president of the UBCIC," Jules said.
UBCIC recently passed a resolution to partner with other First Nations and organizations to apply for intervener status.
The provincial government cut the First Nations organization's funding by that amount ($250,000 in each of the next two years) because UBCIC President Stewart Phillip spoke out against the British Columbia Treaty Commission process and in favor of a political demonstration by the Cheam First Nation in south-central British Columbia.
We are extremely concerned and disgusted that the Christy Clark Government--as one of its first official actions--appears to be backing away from critical work on the urgent issue of murdered and missing women because children of Pickton's victims are suing the government after being denied justice both in the courts and at the Inquiry," said Stewart Phillip, president of UBCIC.
The fundamental flaw with the process is that it does not recognize title," said UBCIC President Stewart Phillip.
What is happening to the Cheam band is taking place across the province," said UBCIC president Stewart Phillip.
The UBCIC Chiefs-in-Assembly met this past September and have passed a resolution that states they "object to and condemn the drastic funding cuts" and repudiates the hypocrisy in the statement that "the Government of Canada is taking concrete steps to create the conditions for healthier, more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities.