Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

February 15, 2010 07:46 ET

Reminder: UBCIC Supports 29 Hour Fast of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk

Union of BC Indian Chiefs Supports 29 Hour Fast of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2010) - The Executive of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs will be participating in a 29 hour fast supporting the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council's (MTTC) opposition to fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago.

"There are 29 fish farm tenures in the territories of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk," said Chief Bob Chamberlin, Chair of the MTTC and Secretary-Treasurer of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. "The 29 hour fast reflects the 29 fish farm tenures in our territories."

The fast will begin at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 15th at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (500 - 342 Water Street, Vancouver, Canada). The fast will end on February 16th, the day when Team Canada faces off with Team Norway in Men's Ice Hockey.

The MTTC have extended an invitation to King Harald V of Norway to meet with the Chiefs of the MTTC and UBCIC during his time at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Chief Chamberlin stated "The Chiefs want to discuss with King Harald the conduct of certain Norwegian Fish Farm Companies and how their business operations are not in accodance with the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which the Norwegian Government voting Yes to at the UN General Assembly."

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Place: Union of BC Indian Chiefs Office, Suite 500 - 342 Water Street, Vancouver BC
Time: 10:00 AM
Who: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President - UBCIC; Chief Willie Charlie, Vice-President - UBCIC; Chief Bob Chamberlin, Secretary-Treasurer - UBCIC; Hereditary Chiefs; and Friends /For further information: Backgrounder - MTTC Open Letter to King Harald V of Norway at http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/News_Releases/UBCICNews02151001.htm / IN: ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Chief Bob Chamberlin, Secretary-Treasurer, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
    Primary Phone: 778-988-9282
    Secondary Phone: 604-684-0231
    E-mail: bob@ubcic.bc.ca