The Indian Act and What it Means

Publisher:  Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published:  1975  
Pages:  87pp   Price:  3.50  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX872

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is the political organization representing some 52,000 status Indians in the Province.

Abstract:  The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is the political organization representing some 52,000 status Indians in the Province. The Indian Act and What it Means is a booklet prepared by the Union for the use of Band members. It is part of a national effort among Indian peoples to get grassroots feedback on what changes they want made in the Indian Act. The foreword states: "To change laws, we need to understand what they are. This is the main reason for this booklet." Sections of the Indian Act are reprinted in the first column of each page. In the second column the parallel section is a paraphrase in more everyday terms. This booklet was originally prepared and circulated to Bands in 1973; because of the demand, it is now in its fourth printing. It includes a detailed alphabetical index of topics.

The UBCIC News is a monthly magazine and the official voice of the Union. It is dedicated to building a strong foundation for Indian Government by providing an awareness of the political and social issues affecting the Indians of British Columbia. Along with the magazine, subscribers also receive special reports and information posters, e.g. the Fish Bulletin on Indian fishing rights in British Columbia.

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