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UBCIC Grand Chief endorses collective vision for Canada - Part 2 Special

Vancouver - UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip warns that a human rights conflict is imminent if the Indian Act is dissolved, dismantling Indigenous land rights and allowing unprecedented resource development by foreign investors causing environmental consequences.

Indigenous people and land rights: The thin red line - Part 1 Special

Vancouver - UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip gives a comprehensive summary into the background of Aboriginal land rights, the dissolution of the Indian Act, and the struggle to maintain their distinct culture, heritage, and sacred spiritual practices.

Atlantic Native Chiefs Reject Revamping Indian Act

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — Aboriginal leaders in Atlantic Canada are rejecting Ottawa's plans for revamping the Indian Act and instead will set up their own consultation process on the issue of self-determination. Lawrence Paul, a Mi'kmaq chief f..

Northern Ontario Indian Reserve Deals With Federal Funds Cut

TORONTO — Three young women have committed suicide — two in this week alone — and people can't afford to buy food on a northern Ontario reserve, one month after Indian Affairs cut off funds to the community. Federal funds have not flowed to Pikang

Group Rejects Ottawa's Proposed Overhaul Of Indian Act

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada's largest aboriginal group won't participate in the federal government's proposed overhaul of the Indian Act, saying chiefs will instead come up with their own ideas for change. ``For us, we want our own p..
 

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