News Releases 2002

Open Letter to Canadian Jewish Congress
Comments and Apology of David Ahenakew -- December 20, 2002 -- PDF

Provincial Court Judge Jails Native Protesters -- December 18, 2002 -- PDF

UBCIC Expresses Grave Concern about BC’s Hasty Approval of the Tulsequah Chief Mine Project -- December 16, 2002 -- PDF

Typical Bully-boy Tactics: Minister Nault Threatens to Withdraw from Stalled Self-Government Negotiations -- October 7, 2002 -- PDF

UBCIC Supports Blueberry River First Nation’s Legal Action Against the Province of BC -- October 2, 2002 -- PDF

Fish Farms Devastating for Aboriginal Rights -- September 13, 2002 -- PDF

Secwepemc Endure Court Proceedings Protecting Skwelkwek’welt -- September 13, 2002 -- PDF

Aboriginal Children Agreement is Historic -- September 9, 2002 -- PDF
(See Aboriginal Memorandum of Understanding)

Open Letter to Prime Minister Chretien
Do not include First Nations in " legacy agenda” -- August 30, 2002 -- PDF

Delegated Governance, Not Inherent Rights
First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Institutions Initiative -- August 15, 2002 -- PDF

Union of BC Indian Chiefs, First Nations Summit and the BC Aboriginal Fisheries Commission Join Forces to Support the Musqueam and Tsawassen First Nations' Fishery -- August 3, 2002 -- PDF

BC Voters Reject BC Liberal Government Treaty Referendum -- July 4, 2002 -- PDF

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Aboriginal People Stand United for Children and Families -- June 12, 2002 -- PDF
(See also the Tsawwassen Accord)

Movement: Rap Against the Referendum -- May 9, 2002 -- PDF

White Supremacists and the Treaty Referendum -- April 17, 2002 -- PDF

Broad Coalition Building Against Immoral Referendum -- April 4, 2002 -- PDF

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Supports the Osoyoos Indian Band -- March 19, 2002 -- PDF

Referendum Questions Seek Mandate To Perpetuate Same Outdated Colonial Relationship -- March 13, 2002 -- PDF

Haida Nation v. B.C. and Weyerhaeuser -- February 28, 2002 -- PDF

Fanning the Flames of Resentment
Government of Canada Acts Unilaterally with Proposed Specific Claims Body -- February 18th, 2002 -- PDF

Softwood Lumber Negotiations Must Address Aboriginal Title and Rights: “Civil Disobedience” Very Real Possibility -- February 13th, 2002 -- PDF

Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. Ringstad -- February 12th, 2002 -- PDF

New Provincial Standards for “Sustainable Aquaculture” Ignores Aboriginal Rights -- February 1st, 2002 -- PDF

Secwepemc People return to Skwelkwek’welt
Skwelkwek’welt Protection Center Re-established -- January 30th, 2002 -- PDF

Eager Appetites for Oil and Gas
Provincial Government Must Address Treaty 8 Concerns -- January 17th, 2002 -- Press Release and Treaty 8 Tribal Association Presentation