Sunday, March 22, 2009

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Offers Free Workshops to First Nations Leaders

Specific Claims Tribunal Act Information Workshops: What it Means for Your Community

March 2009

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, in conjunction with Mandell Pinder, Barristers and Solicitors, is pleased to offer a free half-day information workshop geared to First Nations leaders, researchers and staff to examine the new legislation and the changing specific claims landscape.

* Williams Lake March 10 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Thompson Rivers University
1250 Western Avenue
Room 1258

* Kamloops March 17 1 - 4pm
Chief Louis Centre
Kamloops Indian Band
315 Yellowhead Highway

* Kelowna March 18 9am – 12pm
Ramada Inn
2170 Harvey Avenue
(Hwy 97 N)

* Hope March 24 1 - 4pm
Hope Golf & Country Club
900 A Golf Course

* Victoria April 6 1 – 4 pm
Harbour Towers & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Saanich Room, 2nd Floor

Presented by Bruce Stadfeld and Anne Cullingham from the Law firm of Mandell Pinder, the workshop will address the pros and cons of the new specific claims legislation, and discuss the implications of the legislation for specific claims in British Columbia. Space is limited and we recommend that each community send a maximum of 3 participants to take part in these discussions.

Deadlines vary so register early!

For more information contact: Rose Joseph at 604.684.0231

See enclosed Registration Package for details or register online at:

Please Note: The workshop is free, but travel costs will not be reimbursed

Registration Package at:

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

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