Research is the largest specific claims research association in Canada. We are
funded by the federal government to undertake FREE specific claims research and
legal analysis on behalf of BC First Nations, regardless of political membership with
the UBCIC. All research undertaken by UBCIC Research is directed by the First Nation, with all the information gathered remaining
the property of the First Nation. We are a highly experienced team of land rights research specialists that have been conducting specific claims research for throughout British Columbia for over 35 years.
In addition to land claims research, the UBCIC Research Department also pursues community outreach endeavours. We provide research skills training by planning and hosting conferences and workshops, and by developing valuable research tools and making them freely available. To this end, UBCIC Research has produced a number of publications, including a comprehensive research manual and an online course for community-based researchers.
UBCIC Research Department is supported by the UBCIC Resource Centre, the premiere land claims research facility in British Columbia. Holding specialized research collections that focus on First Nations and BC lands issues, the Resource Centre serves all researchers working on behalf of BC First Nations. UBCIC Resource Centre materials can be located through the library catalogue, our digital collections, and the UBCIC RG10 finding aid.
Please feel free to contact us for a personal orientation to our available research resources, for advice about any lands-related research problems, or to discuss a potential claim.
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