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For information on public events relating to the BC treaty negotiations, refer to the BC Treaty Commission calendar. (For events related to the SIRAC Justice and Community sector, refer to the SIRAC page.)


Workshop On Aboriginal Land Rights

On Friday, February 11, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Cordova Bay United Church (813 Claremont Avenue), you are invited to attend a workshop on Aboriginal Land Rights and Treaty Rights. The workshop will focus on an Education and Resource Kit prepared by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition.

Kits will be available to workshop participants at a cost of $20:00. Some church groups may be able to subsidize the cost of the kit. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Coffee will be available.

Marie Noonan from the Vancouver Aboriginal Rights Coalition and the Oblate Social Justice Office will facilitate the workshop.

Raising public awareness on aboriginal land rights in British Columbia is of vital importance to us all. Church and community groups can make an important contribution by becoming familiar with resource materials and skilled in facilitating discussion with members and others.

For information or pre registration phone the Cordova Bay Church office (658-5911) or Jane Middleton (477-7876).

Sponsored by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Victoria) and the Outreach Committee of the Cordova Bay United Church.

When: Friday, February 11, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Where: Cordova Bay United Church (813 Claremont Avenue), Victoria

Strengthening Canadian Democracy

The Institute for Research on Public Policy will be holding a forum on the topic of "Strengthening Canadian Democracy" on February 9, 2000. While not specifically a First Nations event, it may be of interest to native activists and supporters. The forum will take place on February 9, 2000 at the Hotel Vancouver from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. It will be moderated by Pamela Wallin and will bring together academics, public officials and community leaders from Vancouver and surrounding areas.

The structure of the evening will be as follows: There will be a 1-hour panel discussion between 8 panelists. The audience will then take part in a 1-hour question and answer period. All members of the general public are invited to attend (as room permits of course) and take part in the question and answer period. A reception hosted by the IRPP will follow.

When: February 9, 2000, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm.

Where: Hotel Vancouver

Circle Meetings

All members are welcome to attend ARC Victoria’s regular circle meetings. It’s a great way to meet other members and get actively involved. If you're interested, leave a message at the office, 386-8272.