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UBCIC Digital Collections Project Completion: UBCIC History Now Online!

Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2008

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC) – The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is pleased to announce the completion of the UBCIC History Online project. This project resulted in the digitization and preservation of a variety of multimedia materials produced during and related to the establishment and early years of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Since its creation, the UBCIC has produced a wide variety of materials to support its operation, advance its position, and to provide up-to-date information on the activities of the organization as well as report on issues important to the UBCIC member community.

The UBCIC History Online Collection includes:

Unity: Newsletter published from 1970 to 1971
Nesika: Newsletter published from 1972 to 1977
UBCIC News: Newsletter published form 1977 to 1980
UBCIC Posters: Posters created in the 1970s to present day
UBCIC Photographs: Photographs from the UBCIC Archives

This project is part of the UBCIC Resource Centre’s larger digital initiative. These newly digitized materials will compliment our existing digital collections which include Our Homes Are Bleeding, which focuses on the cut-off lands in British Columbia and the First Nations Digital Document Source, a collection of documents supporting land claims research. Both of these collections were also enhanced and expanded as part of this project.

The collections are accessible at on the UBCIC website under Resources: http://ubcic.bc.ca/Resources/Digital

This project was made possible with the generous support of the Irving K. Barber Centre’s BC History Digitization Program, National Archival Development Program and Pacific Region - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

For more information contact the UBCIC Resource Centre:
500 – 342 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

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