UBCIC Resolutions

RESOLUTION PACKAGES

2014

Annual General Assembly - September
Chiefs Council - April

2013

Chiefs Council - November
Annual General Assembly - September
Chiefs Council - May
Chiefs Council - February

2012

Chiefs Council - November
Annual General Assembly - September
Chiefs Council - May
Chiefs Council - February

2011

Chiefs Council - November
Annual General Assembly - September 
Chiefs Council - June
Chiefs Council - March

2010

Chiefs Council - November
Annual General Assembly - September
Special Chiefs Assembly - September
Chiefs Council - June
Chiefs Council - March


UBCIC RESOLUTIONS PROCESS


Adopted November 29, 2010


PURPOSE
Resolutions are the essential mechanism by which UBCIC Chiefs Council provides specific mandates and direction to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ Executive and staff. To facilitate an efficient and effective resolution process, the UBCIC Resolution Committee proposes the following steps for consideration of the UBCIC Chiefs Council, to serve as the new UBCIC Resolution process.

PROCESS

  • Resolutions should be provincial in scope and can:
    • establish a mandate for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs;
    • relate to internal matters regarding the operation of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs; or
    • support a particular First Nation, issue, event or situation
  • Advance submission of a resolution is required:
    • resolutions and accompanying briefing notes for consideration at an Annual General Assembly or Chiefs Council meeting must be received by the UBCIC Resolutions Committee at least ten (10) business days prior to the start of the Assembly or meeting
    • resolutions received after this date will generally not be considered and would have to be re-submitted for consideration at a subsequent Assembly or meeting
  • Urgent resolutions may be considered during an Annual General Assembly or Chiefs Council meeting
    • "urgent resolution" is defined as a resolution that is of extraordinary nature and requires action prior to the following Annual General Assembly or UBCIC Chiefs Council, and arises on the floor of a Annual General Assembly or UBCIC Chiefs Council
    • urgent resolutions arising from the floor of the meeting, will be drafted on-site by UBCIC staff and reviewed on-site by the UBCIC Resolutions Committee
      • the draft of an urgent resolution will be printed on a resolution template with initial boxes of the UBCIC Resolutions Committee
  •  Acceptance of a resolution by the UBCIC Resolutions Committee
    • will only occur if the respective names and First Nations of the mover and seconder are noted on the resolution
    • the mover and seconder must be either a Chief or a duly mandated Proxy of a Full or Active Member in good standing of the UBCIC Chiefs Council
    • the mover and seconder must be available to speak to the Resolution
  • Resolution format is preferably electronic
    • resolution templates are attached to assist in preparing a resolution and will be available on the UBCIC website at www.ubcic.bc.ca/resolutions

All resolution submissions and inquiries to:
UBCIC Resolutions Committee
Email: resolutions@ubcic.bc.ca
Tel: 1-800-793-9701 ext. 226
Fax: 604-684-5726

  • As per Section XI (a) of the UBCIC Constitution and Bylaws (2010):

    • the Resolutions Committee, working with U.B.C.I.C. staff, will ensure that:

(i)  Resolutions uphold and reflect the Aboriginal Title, Rights and Treaty Rights Mandate of the U.B.C.I.C. and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
(ii)  Timelines are set for the receipt of proposed resolutions from Full and Active Members in good standing;
(iii)   There is no duplication or inconsistency between resolutions and encourage parties to reach consensus and submit joint resolutions; and 
(iv) 
Final resolutions are distributed to all eligible members prior to voting at the Chiefs’ Council, A.G.A. or Special General Meetings.


RESOLUTIONS TEMPLATES
Support Resolution Template:
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/files/docs/UBCIC_ResolutionsTemplate_Basic.doc

UBCIC Action Resolution Template:
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/files/docs/UBCIC_ResolutionsTemplate_Detailed.doc  

KEY REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
UBCIC Aboriginal Title, Rights and Treaty Rights Mandate Statement
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/about/mandate.html

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/61/295)
http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/DeclarationontheRightsofIndigenousPeoples.aspx 
or
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf (English PDF)

UBCIC is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.