Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This is a submission by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples detailing the militarization of Indigenous land and criminalization of Indigenous land defenders in B.C. The submission emphasizes how government and industry must meaningfully recognize and respect the right of Indigenous Peoples to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories.
Canada: Equality and Non-Discrimination with a Focus on Indigenous Women and Girls and Intersecting Forms of Discrimination
This report details the Union of BC Indian Chiefs submission to the the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with an emphasis on how Indigenous women and girls living on Turtle Island experience destructive and intersecting forms of gender and racial discrimination that have been fostered, strengthened, and protected by colonial structures, institutions, and legal orders.
This is a joint submission by Indigenous Climate Action and Union of BC Indian Chiefs to Karima Bennoune, United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, on various resource development projects within Indigenous territories which is forcing more land dispossession and threatening Indigenous cultural heritage.