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For over 20 years . . .
The Aboriginal Rights Coalition of British Columbia

We are a coaltion of aboriginal organizations, the major churches of Canada, and local community groups.

ARC (BC) has a vision of a Canadian society in which First Nations are free to exercise the legal and political powers necessary to take control over their own lives, territories, and resources.

We believe that these issues represent matters of fundamental justice and human rights for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people alike. We seek to achieve this vision through peaceful change, working to build understanding and reconciliation between native and non-native communities, and supporting fair and equitable treaties.

ARC (BC) is committed to justice for the First Nations of Canada

What does ARC (BC) do?

bulletResearching issues affecting aboriginal justice
bulletParticipating as observers
bulletOrganizaing conferences, workshops, and other educational activities
bulletWorking with aboriginal groups
bulletAnalysis of public policy
bulletPublishing educational resources
bulletNetworking with other human rights groups

Since 1975, we have worked with the Haida, Nisga'a, Lubicon, Innu, Dene, Wet'suwet'en,
Gitksan, Saanich, and Nuu-chah-nulth nations on such projects as the Daishowa Inc. boycott,
NATO low level test flights, the Charlottetown Accord, the Mackenzie Valley pipeline,
Amax Inc. chlorine polution, South Moresby logging, and marina development at Saanichton

In Victoria, look us up in the phone book under Human Rights.


(250) 386-8272
1611 Quadra St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 2L5