In 1969, he was one of the founders of the UBCIC
, the first provincial Aboriginal organization created in B.C.
Initially, the UBCIC
working together with the branch will develop an integrated planning approach to our gradual absorption of the administrative functions.
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.C.
has passed a number of resolutions supporting Treaty 8's ongoing opposition to Site C dam and stands firm with the stewards' call that all construction stop until the legal issues have been resolved.
There is a clear attempt underway by some UBCIC
members to replace Phillip with a less militant leader at an election scheduled at the end of October (past Windspeaker's production deadline) leaving the possibility that two fire-brands of the rights-based agenda will be missing from the next AFN confederacy to be held in Ottawa in December.
Maintaining the presumption of distinction between Aboriginal and treaty rights also allows First Nations possibilities for avoiding the kind of certainty provisions that have been decried by groups such as the UBCIC
Indian Chiefs (UBCIC
) pointed to June's landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of the Tsilhgot'in.
Six days after the Satsan letter was circulated, Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC
), issued a detailed response in a 10-page open letter to the B.C.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC
, told a protest in Vancouver the night of the decision that B.C.
Jules said the fears that this legislation is part of a hidden government agenda to introduce taxation on reserve are "monsters and boogie mans." He went after the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC
), whose president Chief Stewart Phillip is part of the implementation committee, saying one of the UBCIC
's founding principles was to "promote legislation helping Indian people."
Astounding as that might seem to many who know UBCIC
as a very active First Nations organization led by a most prolific communicator and critic of the federal government, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBC1C still was willing to grant Valcourt the courtesy of looking past his lack of knowledge about the organization, given he had just been recently appointed.
Indian Chiefs (UBCIC
) President Stewart Phillip issued a statement later the same day calling BCAL's actions malicious.